Paredes powers Gigantes in win

Paredes powers Gigantes

Paredes powers Gigantes in win
Dominican Winter League

Cibao 9, Escogido 4
Houston outfielder Jimmy Paredes powered Gigantes in a nine-run, 14-hit effort, going 3-for-6 with a home run and two runs scored. Erick Almonte (Brewers) also went 3-for-5 with a pair of walks while both Marlins' No.5 prospect Marcell Ozuna and Carlos Peguero (Mariners) doubled and drove in a run. Milwaukee infielder Taylor Green went 2-for-4 with a run and Pedro Florimon (Orioles) went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the loss for the Leones. Box score

Cibaenas 4, Oriente 3
Pittsburgh's Hector Luna went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two walks while Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan tripled and plated a run to lead second-place Aguilas over first-place Estrellas. Top Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras also supplied a pair of hits and scored twice in the win. Angels' No. 9 prospect Luis Jimenez and Denis Phipps (Reds) each drove in a run for Oriente. Box score

Licey at Toros, postponed

Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira 8, Aragua 6
No. 14 Dodgers prospect Scott Van Slyke homered three times, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs to give the last-place Tiburones their fourth win in their last five games. The outfielder now has seven jacks in 14 games in Venezuela. Ehire Adrianza, San Francisco's No. 11 prospect, doubled twice, drove in a run and scored twice out of the leadoff spot and Dodgers infielder C.J. Retherford went 2-for-5 with a double. Twins' No. 5 prospect Oswaldo Arcia smacked his second home run for the Tigres and outfielder Alex Romero went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs. Box score

Magallanes 4, Caracas 2
Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker scattered a run on four hits without any walks and four strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings for the Navegantes. Carlos Maldonado (Nationals) went 2-for-4 with a homer and former Giants catcher Eliezer Alfonzo went 3-for-4 to provide the offense for Magallanes. Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin yielded a run on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts over five frames without factoring into the decision for the Leones. Gameday box score

Zulia 4, Caribes 3
Braves first baseman Ernesto Mejia fell a triple short of the cycle and No. 16 Reds prospect Henry Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a double and a run out of the leadoff spot to propel the first-place Aguilas past the Caribes. Jake Goebbert (Astros) doubled twice, driving in a run, and Gorkys Hernandez (Marlins) went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the loss. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Hermosillo 11, Guasave 2
Major League veteran Jorge Cantu hit a three-run homer and Jose Aguilar also homered and drove in three runs to lead the Naranjeros. Baltimore's Zelous Wheeler doubled and scored while leadoff man Eduardo Arredondo homered in the loss for the Algodoneros. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 3, Mazatlan 2 (10 innings)
Former Rangers outfielder Jason Botts hit a two-run shot and right-hander Adrian Garza (2-0) tossed 1 2/3 perfect frames to close out the game as the Caneros edged the Venados. Jon Del Campo went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to pace Mazatlan in the losing effort. Gameday box score

Obregon 5, Culiacan 4
Veteran outfielder Alfredo Amezaga (Cubs) homered and doubled, driving in two runs while former A's outfielder Doug Clark added a two-run shot to help the Yaquis take down the first-place Tomateros. Yankees prospect Ronnier Mustelier went 3-for-4 with a home run in the loss while Major League free agent Marlon Byrd went deep as well. Oakland reliever Arnold Leon allowed a hit and struck out two in the eighth to maintain a 0.00 ERA for Culiacan. Gameday box score

Navojoa 7, Mexicali 6
Former Oakland first baseman Wes Bankston went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs to push the Mayos past the Aguilas. Second baseman Francisco Arias also went 3-for-5 with a run. Issmael Salas homered twice for Mexicali. Gameday box score