Perez tosses 6 2/3 scoreless frames

Perez tosses 6 2/3 scoreless frames

Perez tosses 6 2/3 scoreless frames
Venezuelan Winter League

Aragua 1, Caracas 0
Houston Astros right-hander Sergio Perez (2-0) scattered three hits and a walk while striking out three batters over 6 2/3 scoreless innings in his fifth start of the year, and Guillermo Rodriguez plated the game's only run as the Tigres edged the Leones. Yohan Pino (Blue Jays) retired all four batters he faced, lowering his ERA to 3.07 in the victory. Ramon Cabrera (Pirates), Jose Lobaton (Rays) and Wladimir Sutil (Astros) accounted for all three of the Leones' hits. Right-handed starter Dylan Owen (Mets) allowed one unearned run on five hits and two walks over six innings in the losing cause. He fanned three batters. Gameday box score

Lara 4, La Guaira 3
Major Leaguer Jose Lopez went 2-for-5 with an RBI in his Winter League debut and Mexican League infielder Jolbert Cabrera slugged his homer of the season as the Cardenales improved to 7-12. Mariners southpaw Cesar Jimenez (1-0) recorded two outs to finish the seventh inning and earn his first victory, and fellow Seattle farmhands Stephen Pryor and Scott Patterson each struck out one batter over a scoreless inning of relief to seal the victory. Tiburones starting pitcher Alberto Bastardo yielded three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks over 4 2/3 frames. He struck out four batters and did not factor in the decision. Box score

Margarita 7, Magallanes 5
Major Leaguer Sean Burroughs was 4-for-5 with an RBI, catcher Max Ramirez (Giants) slugged a two-run homer and Major League veteran Alberto Gonzalez added his third long ball of the winter as the Bravos edged the Navegantes. Jose Altuve (Astros) was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs for Magallanes, and Bryan LaHair (Cubs) doubled home a run and scored once. Making his fifth appearance of the year, Deolis Guerra (Twins) did not allow a base runner in 1 2/3 innings in the loss. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Hermosillo 9, Obregon 1
Former Major Leaguer Humberto Cota went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two doubles and a run scored and Mexican Leaguer Dionys Cesar homered in his Winter League debut and plated three runs to help the last-place Naranjeros (8-12) past the Yaquis (10-10). Juan Delgadillo tossed seven shutout innings in the victory, surrendering six hits and three walks while striking out two. Luis Durango (Astros) was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk for Obregon. Gameday box score

Mochis 4, Mexicali 0
Jermaine Curtis (Cardinals) snapped a scoreless tie in the third inning with a two-run double and the pitchers took care of the rest as the Caneros (10-10) knocked the Aguilas (12-8) out of a tie for first place. Mexican Leaguer Dan Serafini yielded five hits and a walk across five innings for Mochis and the bullpen, which includes Dodgers right-hander Juan Noriega, allowed three base runners over the final four frames. Oscar Robles, originally drafted by the Astros, collected two of Mexicali's five hits in the defeat. Gameday box score

Culiacan 4, Mazatlan 0
Shortstop Luis Cruz (Rangers) had three hits, including his fifth homer of the year, and Ali Solis (Padres) was 2-for-4 with two RBIs as the Tomateros blanked the Venados. Yankees prospects Jorge Vazquez and Ramiro Pena each reached base twice in the win. Carlos Hernandez (A's) threw six innings of three-hit ball to record his first victory of the year. He struck out four batters and walked two, lowering his ERA to 3.71 through four Mexican League starts. Mauricio Tabachnik (1-1) gave up a run on five hits and three walks in five frames in the losing cause. Gameday box score

Navojoa 4, Guasave 3
Designated hitter Robert Saucedo went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk, and Braves outfielder Matt Young collected two hits and an RBI out of the leadoff spot as the Mayos held on to defeat the Algodoneros. Mexican Leaguer Azael Alvarez surrendered a lone run on two hits and a pair of walks over six innings in the triumph, helping Navojoa improve to 10-10. Guasave starter R.J. Swindle, who made 39 appearances for the Triple-A Durham Bulls this season, allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three batters over 3 1/3 innings in his longest Winter League start of the year. The loss dropped the Algodoneros to 8-12. Gameday box score