Curtis sparks Caneros' seven-run first inning

Curtis sparks Caneros' seven-run first

Curtis sparks Caneros' seven-run first inning
Mexican Pacific League

Los Michos 9, Hermosillo 5
Cardinals prospect Jermaine Curtis doubled in two runs and scored once to play a key role in the Caneros' seven-run first inning. The second baseman finished 3-for-5 from the top spot in the order before being taken out for a defensive substitute in the ninth. Emmanuel Avila also brought home a pair with a two-bagger in the big first frame. Carlos Rodriguez homered and had three RBIs to lead the Naranjeros. Gameday box score

Culiacan 4, Navojoa 3
Marlon Byrd hit his second home run in as many days and drove in three runs for the Tomateros. The right fielder added an outfield assist, nailing Kraig Binick at second base in the game's first at-bat. Yankees prospect Ronnier Mustelier also homered for Culiacan. Navojoa starter Javier Martinez struck out six and gave up three hits in five shutout innings. Gameday box score

Guasave 9, Mazatlan 6
Orioles farmhand Zelous Wheeler doubled and drove in three runs as part of a 3-for-5 showing in the first game of a doubleheader. Jose Rodriguez added a triple and three RBIs of his own, and Jesus Cota for the Algodoneros. Former Blue Jays prospect Jon Del Campo homered and brought in three for the Venados. Gameday box score

Guasave 4, Mazatlan 1
Right-hander Francisco Cordoba scattered three hits, one walk and two strikeouts over five shutout innings to give Guasave a sweep of the doubleheader. Cota and Freddy Sandoval both doubled and had an RBI in the nightcap. Jesus Castillo's solo blast in the ninth off Alan Guerrero gave Mazatlan its only tally. Gameday box score

Mexicali 3, Obregon 2
Jorge Guzman went deep with a two-run shot off Luis Ayala in the top of the ninth to give the Aguilas the victory. Red Sox prospect Jeremy Hazelbaker provided the Yaquis' only runs with a two-run homer in the fourth. Obregon starter Rolando Valdez missed his second win, despite giving up only one run on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Gameday box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Caracas 5, Anzoategui 3
Rays prospect Henry Wrigley homered, doubled and drove in two runs as the Leones improved to 4-1 at home. Scott Carroll (White Sox) earned his first victory of the winter after allowing just one run on three hits in six innings. Jordan Brown went deep and scored twice for the Caribes in the loss. Gameday box score

Aragua 4, Zulia 0
Twins prospect Edgar Ibarra allowed only two hits and a walk in his five innings on the mound to lead the Tigres. Carlos Colmenares provided the only offense the team would need, going 3-for-4 with a longball and two RBIs. Josh Schmidt, who spent the 2012 season in the Marlins system, struck out eight and allowed one run on four hits in his 4 1/3 innings for the Aguilas. Box score

Margarita 7, La Guaira 5
Minor League home run champion Darin Ruf hit his second round-tripper for the Tiburones, but it wasn't enough to keep the Tiburones from falling to 0-6. Max Ramirez was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored to lead the way for the Bravos, who moved to 6-0 on the young season. Frank Diaz drove in a game-high two runs. Tyson Brummett, who was claimed by the Blue Jays on Thursday, didn't factor into the decision for La Guaira after allowing three runs on three hits and one walk in his six innings. Box score

Magallanes 4, Lara 3
Erold Andrus' walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Navegantes their third win in their last four contests. The right fielder finished 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Nationals catcher Carlos Maldonado drove in a game-high two runs out of the cleanup spot for Magallanes. Starter Gustavo Chacin did not earn a decision, but struck out four and gave up five hits in his 3 2/3 innings. Jairo Perez's pinch-hit RBI double for the Cardenals tied the game, 3-3, in the fifth. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Escogido 8, Gigantes 7
Mauro Gomez (Red Sox) smashed a two-out, game-tying grand slam in the top of the fifth and the Leones bullpen survived a late rally to edge the Gigantes. Marlins' No. 5 prospect Marcell Ozuna went deep for the second straight game for del Cibao and has homered in all three games he's played. Box score