RBI Belliard

SANTIAGO, D.R.—After driving in two runs with a homer in the third inning, Licey second baseman Ronnie Belliard added a couple more to his RBI total with a two-run single to right in the fourth.

Jose Santiago is out for Venezuela after allowing five runs in five innings on eight hits, and Yohan Pino is now all the rage.

Jose Capellan is also out for Licey, as Carlos Perez and his heavy silver bling is now on the mound.

After five innings, it’s 5-1 Licey.

Just FYI—Presidente beer is THE beer here in the D.R. and a huge sponsor of the Series. A guy was just passing out free Presidentes in the press box, and apparently there is a bar in the working press room behind where we’re sitting, with all the free Presidente and rum you can muster.

While I’m obviously declining, I think I like this place.