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Six pack: Ruf racks up the RBIs for Tiburones

Six pack: Ruf racks up the RBIs for Tiburones

Six pack: Ruf racks up the RBIs for Tiburones
Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira 8, Anzoategui 2
Phillies' No. 20 prospect Darin Ruf homered twice and drove in six runs -- all in the first three innings -- to be the difference in the Tiburones' third straight win. The slugger is batting .217 with six longballs and 13 RBIs in his first 13 games in the Winter League. Cesar Suarez and Oscar Salazar also went deep in the victory. Niuman Romero (Tigers) drove in both runs for the Caribes. Box score

Lara 4, Caracas 2
Guillermo Quiroz (Mariners) hit a solo homer, and Robert Perez added two RBIs to help the Cardenales double up the Leones. Starter Chris Jakubauskas (Blue Jays) took a no-decision after striking out six and allowing one run on three hits over 3 2/3 innings, and Danny Farquhar took his second save, thanks to four strikeouts in his 2 1/3 frames on the mound. Gameday box score

Magallanes 6, Aragua 5
Nationals farmhand Carlos Maldonado hit a pinch-hit walk-off homer in the 10th inning to give the Navegantes a dramatic win at home. Eliezer Alfonzo added a solo blast along with a double and two runs scored. Tigres catcher Guillermo Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Box score

Margarita 2, Zulia 1
Bravos starter Luis Chirinos gave up six hits and struck out three over six scoreless innings to earn his first win of the fall. Through four appearances, the right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in 14 2/3 innings. Sean Burroughs and Rene Reyes brought home both runs for the visiting squad. Braves farmhand Ernesto Mejia went 3-for-4 with a run scored as the lone bright spot for the Aguilas. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Aguilas 3, Toros 2
Royals second baseman Tony Abreu went 4-for-4 with an RBI and former Major Leaguer Lorenzo Barcelo (1-1) got his first win, allowing one run on five hits with five strikeouts over six innings for the Aguilas. MLB.com's No. 12 prospect Oscar Taveras tripled and scored once for Cibaenas. Eugenio Velez, who spent the 2012 season in the Cardinals' system, homered off Barcelo in the fourth inning. Box score

Cibao 6, Licey 1
Rangers' No. 20 prospect Leury Garcia homered, tripled, drove in two and scored twice from the top spot in the Gigantes order. Right behind him, Brewers shortstop Jean Segura went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Chase Wright took the win after giving up a run on five hits over five innings. Leonys Martin doubled and drove in the Tigres' only run. Box score

Oriente 8, Escogido 7
Luis Jimenez (Angels) went 1-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored, including the game-winning tally in the bottom of the ninth when he came home on a balk by Leones reliever Lisalverto Bonilla. Estrellas right fielder Nelson Perez (Cubs) led the team with two RBIs to go with a double and a pair of free passes. Angels' No. 5 prospect Kole Calhoun and Giants farmhand both went deep for Escogido. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Culiacan 5, Mexicali 0
Tomateros cleanup hitter Cory Aldridge homered twice and brought home three runs. The designated hitter has gone deep eight times and has totaled 17 RBIs during his 13-game start to the Mexican season. Yankees shortstop Ramiro Pena closed out the scoring with a two-run shot in the fourth. Amauri Sanit struck out six and scattered three hits in his six shutout innings to take the win. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 6, Guasave 4
The Caneros took the win on the road, thanks to a pair of RBIs from Yancarlo Angulo and Sebastian Valle in the top of the 10th inning. Sandy Madera went 4-for-5 with an RBI, and Saul Soto, who scored on Valle's single, homered and drove in two. Jose Rodriguez hit a two-run shot, and Japhet Amador hit a solo homer for the Algodoneros. Gameday box score

Obregon 7, Mazatlan 1
Catcher Iker Franco homered, tripled and drove in a game-high three runs to help the Yaquis rout the Venados at home. Alfredo Amezaga and Barbaro Canizares also went deep for the victors. Marco Carillo improved to 1-2 after striking out six and giving up six hits over seven innings of shutout ball. Gameday box score

Hermosillo 4, Navojoa 3
Former Major Leaguer Karim Gacia homered as the first batter of the top of the ninth inning to break a 3-3 deadlock and give the Naranjeros the eventual victory. Jose Amador went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs in the win. Mayos starter Hector Velazquez struck out five over six shutout innings but did not factor in the decision. Gameday box score

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