Mexico moves closer to Series title
Campillo, Flores pace 4-0 win over Puerto Rico
MAZATLAN, Mexico -- Mexico is once again alone at the top.Riding a terrific start by Jorge Campillo and more timely hitting by Miguel Flores, Mexico clinched at least a tie in the 2005 Caribbean Series with a 4-0 victory over winless Puerto Rico on Sunday. The win gave Mexico (4-1) the best record in this round-robin tournament with just one more game to play. "Every team comes in here with the idea they want to win the Caribbean Series," Mexico manager Juan Jose Pacho said. "We are not any different. That's our goal." A victory in Sunday night's game against the Dominican Republic would give Mexico its fifth Caribbean Series title and first since Culiacan won the 2002 Series in Venezuela. A loss would mean waiting to see what happened in Monday morning's Puerto Rico-Dominican Republic makeup game, with the possibility of a championship game looming on Monday afternoon. The situation gets a little more confusing if Venezuela beats Puerto Rico in game No. 3 of Sunday's quadrupleheader. If that happens, followed by a Dominican victory over Mexico and then Puerto Rico on Monday, that would create a three-way tie. Puerto Rico hasn't won a Series game since 2003 and took a 12-game losing streak into its second game against Venezuela.
Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.