LaHair reaches bases five times in victory

LaHair reaches bases five times in victory

LaHair reaches bases five times in victory
Venezuelan Winter League

Magallanes 10, Zulia 9 (12 innings)
Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair reached base five times in six plate appearances on Thursday, as he homered, doubled and drew three walks. The 29-year-old, who led the Minors with 38 dingers this past season, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Navegantes. Hitting right behind LaHair, Royals farmhand Mario Lisson also went deep, driving in three and crossing home twice. Angels prospect Darwin Perez came through with the game-winning hit, walking off on a run-scoring bunt single. Nationals catcher Carlos Maldonado led the Aguilas offense by going 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Neither Zuila starter Corey Thurman nor Magallanes starter Jose Sanchez (Mexican League) lasted through four innings, leading to a total of 14 relievers being used between both teams. Clevelan Santeliz, who pitched in the Red Sox system last year, earned the win after yielding one hit over a scoreless 12th. Box score

Aragua 5, Anzoategui 2
Rangers prospect Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored, increasing his average to .338 in 23 games. Hector Gimenez, who played four games for the Dodgers last season, went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored. Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo drove in both of the Caribes' runs on a single and a double. Former Minor League Ryan Glynn earned the win by yielding just one run on four hits over five innings. Box score

La Guaira 4, Caracas 3
D-backs farmhand Zach Kroenke surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings, striking out two as he ran his record to 2-1. The 27-year-old left-hander's ERA sits at 2.18 through four starts. Former Major Leaguer Gregor Blanco led the Tiburones offense by going 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored out of the leadoff spot. He is now hitting .361 with 45 runs scored in 49 games. Jesus Guzman (Padres), Asdrubal Cabrera (Indians) and Wilfredo Romero combined to go 4-for-12 with a homer and a triple as each drove in a run for the Leones. Gameday box score

Lara 3, Margarita 2 (12 innings)
Major League veteran Oswaldo Navarro drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 12th to win the game for the Cardenales. Former Major Leaguer and Lara starter Brian Sweeney allowed just one run on four hits over nine innings, striking out six and walking none. His opponent, fellow Major League veteran Yusmeiro Petit, nearly matched him. The Bravos starter yielded one unearned run on five hits over eight frames, fanning eight without issuing a walk. Former Yankees farmhand Romulo Sanchez was credited with the win after striking out one in a hitless 12th. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Ponce 3, Carolina 2
Major League veteran Robinson Cancel hit a two-run, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Leones the win. Reds farmhand Jose Castro plated Ponce's other run on a double in the eighth. Former Major Leaguer and Gigantes starter Matt DeSalvo allowed just two hits and a walk over 6 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out five. Adrian Ortiz, who played eight games in the Royals' system last year, led the Carolina offense by doubling, tripling and scoring twice. Box score

Caguas 6, Mayaguez 5 (10 innings)
Mexican Leaguer Edgar Clemente hit a walk-off homer for the Criollos in the 10th after Carlos Rivera (Mexican League) came through with a two-out, game-tying single in the ninth. Yuki Yanagita drove in the team's other four runs with a grand slam in the fourth inning. Twins prospect Daniel Ortiz doubled, drove in a run and crossed home for the Indios, giving him five extra-base hits, three RBIs and three runs scored in five games. Former Major Leaguer Saul Rivera picked up the win by allowing two hits and a walk over two scoreless frames, improving to 2-0. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Licey 6, Este 3
Reds prospect Juan Francisco went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs, raising his average to .301 in 43 games. White Sox farmhand Christian Marrero drove in the Tigres' other two runs on a bases-loaded single in the fifth. Astros infielder Diory Hernandez enjoyed the best offensive day for the Toros, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Major League veteran Ramon Ortiz improved to 2-2 after giving up three runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings. Box score

Cibaenas 4, Oriente 1
Former Major Leaguer Shane Youman surrendered one run on five hits over six innings as he improved to 5-1. The 32-year-old left-hander, whose ERA checks in at 0.88 through seven starts, struck out five and walked one. Major League veteran Joaquin Arias went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, raising his average to .378. Pirates catcher Jake Fox homered for the Estrellas to knock in the team's only run. Box score

Cibao 5, Escogito 4 (14 innings)
Major League veteran Robinzon Diaz collected three hits on the night, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the 14th to end the marathon. Fellow big league veteran Pedro Feliz plated a pair on two singles. Major League free agent Julio Lugo went 2-for-6 for the Leones, homering, knocking in two and scoring twice. Astros reliever Erick Abreu improved to 3-1 after yielding just one hit over a season-high four scoreless frames. He hadn't pitched more than 1 2/3 frames in any Winter League appearance before Thursday. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Mazatlan 5, Guasave 1
Red Sox farmhand Miguel Gonzalez gave up one run on two hits over eight innings, striking out six without issuing a walk. He moved to 4-0 as he lowered his ERA to 2.93 in 30 2/3 frames. Marshall McDougall (Mexican League) and Mario Valdez (Mexican League) both went 2-for-3 for the Venados, combining for an RBI and two runs scored. Rangers prospect Jose Felix plated the Algodoneros' only run on a homer leading off the ninth. Gameday box score

Obregon 1, Mexicali 0
Marco Carrillo, who has spent the past six seasons in the Cubs' organization, allowed four hits over six scoreless innings as he improved to 4-2. Three relievers combined to yield one hit over the final three frames, anchored by Major League veteran Luis Ayala, who notched his eighth save. Padres infielder Everth Cabrera drove in the only run of the game on a bases-loaded ground out in the fifth. Gameday box score

Culiacan 3, Hermosillo 2
Former Minor Leaguer Maxwell Leon went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored, while Tigers prospect Ben Guez crossed home for the Tomateros' only other run. Former Major Leaguer Karim Garcia went 2-for-4 with a solo shot for the Naranjeros, bringing his average up to .333 in eight games. Mexican Leaguer Francisco Campos surrendered two runs on five hits over six innings, tallying his eighth win of the season. Gameday box score

Navojoa 7, Los Mochis 6
Mexican Leaguer Flavio Romero homered and drove in three runs, while Wes Bankston (former Astros farmhand) and Matt Esquivel (former Braves farmhand) also left the park for the Mayos. Cardinals prospect Jermaine Curtis went 2-for-4 for the Caneros, knocking in three. Carlos Orrantia (Mexican League) doubled twice in two at-bats after entering the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh, driving in two and scoring once. Navojoa starter Javier Martinez (Mexcian League) earned the win after giving up three runs on six hits in six innings. Gameday box score