Navegantes' Williams maintains perfect ERA

Navegantes' Williams maintains perfect ERA

Navegantes' Williams maintains perfect ERA
Venezuelan Winter League

Magallanes 4, Lara 1
Jerome Williams struck out eight and allowed five hits over six shutout innings as the Navegantes posted their league-leading 12th win. The Angels right-hander has given up one unearned run over 23 innings in winning his first four starts. Astros infielder Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a run scored and fell a homer shy of the cycle for Magallanes, while Padres farmhand Guillermo Quiroz went deep for Lara. Box score

Margarita 11, Caribes 3
Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco homered and drove in four runs as the Bravos snapped the Caribes' seven-game winning streak. Former Major Leaguer Rene Reyes went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored for Margarita, while Yankees catching prospect Jose Gil had two hits, including an RBI triple, in the losing effort. Box score

La Guaira 7, Caracas 6
Major League veteran Gregor Blanco collected three hits and three RBIs as the Tiburones snapped a three-game losing streak. Former Rays farmhand Cesar Suarez capped a three-run ninth inning with a sacrifice fly for La Guaira, while Gregorio Petit went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored for Caracas. Box score

Zulia 4, Aragua 2
Phillies prospect Freddy Galvis' bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning sent the Aguilas on the way to their third straight win. Blue Jays outfielder Darin Mastroianni went 3-for-3 and scored a run in his second straight multi-hit game for Zulia. Former Major Leaguer Edgardo Alfonzo had two hits and an RBI in a losing cause. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Aguilas 8, Escogido 1
Minor League veteran Mario Alvarez allowed one hit -- a solo homer to Cubs prospect Steve Clevenger -- over five innings in the Aguilas' second straight win. Wilin Rosario, the Rockies' No. 1 prospect, smacked a three-run homer and former Marlins farmhand Juan Carlos Perez chipped in two RBIs for Cibaenas. Box score

Licey 8, Estrellas 1
Royals prospect Mario Santiago struck out five over five shutout innings to help the Tigres climb into a three-way tie for second place. Astros infielder Anderson Hernandez went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored, while Indians farmhand Jerad Head and Chris Marrero (National) each drove in two runs for Licey. Box score

Toros at Gigantes, postponed

Mexican Pacific League

Navojoa 4, Guasave 3 (1st game)
Former Orioles Minor Leaguer Kraig Binick homered to power the Mayos past the Algodoñeros in the first game of a doubleheader. Christian Zazueta and Amadeo Zazueta also went yard for Navojoa, while former Padres farmhand Jesus Lopez drove in two runs for Guasave. Box score

Guasave 2, Navojoa 0 (2nd game)
Reds Minor Leaguer James Avery gave up two hits over five innings to help the Algodoñeros salvage the nightcap of their doubleheader. Eduardo Arredondo went 3-for-4 and scored a run at the top of the lineup for Guasave, while Braves outfielder Matt Young had one of the three hits for Navojoa. Box score

Los Mochis 3, Mexicali 0
Rockies prospect Alejandro Barraza allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings for his second win as the Cañeros handed the first-place Aguilas their third straight loss. Jesus Arredondo supplied all of the offense with a bases-loaded triple in the third. Box score

Obregon 2, Hermosillo 1
Former Padres farmhand Rolando Valdez gave up a run on two hits over six innings to win his third consecutive start as the Yaquis edged last-place Hermosillo. Ex-Braves Minor Leaguer Barbaro Canizares homered for the second straight game for Obregon, while former big leaguer Erubiel Durazo had two hits and the lone RBI for the Tomateros. Box score

Culiacan 7, Mazatlan 2
Rangers farmhand Luis Cruz went 4-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs to power the Tomateros to their third straight win. Diamondbacks prospect Cole Gillespie singled twice and scored a run for Culiacan, while Minor League veteran Jon Weber went 2-for-3 and drove in both runs for the Venados. Box score