Figueroa nearly perfect for Cardenales
Puerto Rico's Nelson Figueroa flirted with perfection Sunday in his Venezuelan league debut at Maracaibo as Cardenales de Lara edged Águilas de Zulia 1-0 in 10 innings during semifinal playoff action.
Figueroa (1-0), who until two days ago was active with the Águilas Cibaeñas of the Dominican League, struck out 11 batters over 10 innings before allowing a clean hit to Alberto Callaspo. Juan Rincón finished for the Cardenales, notching his third save ...
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