Altuve nearly perfect at plate for Navegantes

Altuve nearly perfect at plate for Navegantes

Altuve nearly perfect at plate for Navegantes
Venezuelan Winter League

Magallanes 13, La Guaira 4
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a walk and four RBIs to lead the Navegantes. Pacific Coast League MVP and Cubs outfielder/first baseman Bryan LaHair homered and knocked in two runs, while Mariners prospect Francisco Martinez had four hits and scored three times for Magallanes, which got three hits from Angels shortstop Darwin Perez. Box score

Margarita 6, Aragua 3
Major League veteran Alberto Gonzalez homered, drove in two runs and scored twice, while four relievers combined on six shutout innings in the Bravos' victory. Former Dodgers farmhand Marcel Prado led the way out of the bullpen, logging three innings. Former big leaguer Edgardo Alfonzo had two hits and drove in a run for the Tigres. Box score

Caracas 12, Caribes 3
Rays farmhand Daniel Mayora went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs and Cubs prospect Marwin Gonzalez plated three runs for the Leones. Brewers prospect Caleb Gindl racked up three hits and former Reds Minor Leaguer Chad Reineke struck out eight over five innings to improve to 2-0. Box score

Lara 7, Zuila 3
Big league veteran Guillermo Quiroz homered and drove in four runs to power the Cardenales to their third straight win. Alex Liddi also went deep and collected three RBIs for Lara, while fellow Mariners prospect Erasmo Ramirez struck out five and yielded one run over five innings for his first victory. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Gigantes 6, Toros 5
Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Gigantes to their first win of the season. Royals farmhand Kevin Pucetas did not allow an earned run over five innings, while Phillies Minor Leaguer Juan Perez recorded a rare four-strikeout inning out of the Cibao bullpen. Box score

Escogido 13, Aguilas 3
Astros first baseman Brett Wallace slugged a three-run homer in the first inning to send the Leones on their way to the win. Pirates farmhand Starling Marte also had a big day for Escogido, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI, while Tigers Minor Leaguer Audy Ciriaco smacked a three-run shot for the Aguilas. Brewers farmhand Sam Narron tossed five shutout innings for his first win. Box score

Estrellas 6, Licey 2
Angels prospect Luis Jimenez smacked a three-run homer and Denis Phipps collected three hits for the Estrellas. Fellow Reds Minor Leaguer Tom Cochran pitched five scoreless innings en route to his first win. Dodgers outfielder Jerry Sands had a pair of hits in a losing cause to raise his average to .353 in five games. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Culiacan 3, Guasave 2
Yankees farmhand Jorge Vazquez hit his fifth homer in seven games and Giants prospect Tyler Graham racked up three hits as the Tomateros edged the Algodoñeros. Travis Garcia also had three hits and knocked in the decisive run, while fellow Mexican Leaguer Andres Meza allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings for Culiacan. Box score

Navojoa 4, Los Mochis 3
Padres farmhand Carlos Sosa reached base four times and raised his batting average to .435 for the Mayos. Former Orioles Minor Leaguer Kraig Binick had two hits and Robert Saucedo slugged a solo homer in the win. Ramon Orantes went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Cañeros. Box score

Obregon 1, Hermosillo 0
Randy Keisler yielded two hits over seven innings for his second win. The Major League veteran struck out five and walked four while maintaining a flawless ERA. Rangers Minor Leaguer Cody Eppley pitching a perfect ninth to record his second save. Box score

Mazatlan 9, Mexicali 6
Former Minor Leaguer Jon Weber led Mazatlan with three hits, including a double, and five RBIs. Cubs prospect Hung-Wen Chen notched his second save by fanning one in a perfect ninth. Issmael Salas had a pair of doubles, two RBIs and a run scored for the Aguilas. Box score

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