Atenienses' Vaughn hits tie-breaking homer

Atenienses' Vaughn hits tie-breaking homer

Puerto Rican Winter League

Manati 8, Caguas 5
Mets No. 19 prospect Cory Vaughn fell a triple shy of the cycle and homered to snap a seventh-inning tie as the Atenienses recorded their first win of the season. D-backs prospect Yazy Arbelo also went deep, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice for Manati. Former Nationals farmhand Edgardo Baez drilled a two-run shot for the Criollos. Box score

Mayaguez 4, Santurce 0
Former Major Leaguer Jon Huber pitched four innings and combined with three relievers on a six-hitter as the Indios extended their season-opening winning streak to three games. Adonis Garcia hit a two-run homer and Royals infielder Irving Falu lifted a pair of sacrifice flies for Mayaguez. Reds No. 9 prospect Neftali Soto picked up two hits for Santurce. Box score

Ponce at Carolina, postponed

Venezuelan Winter League

Caribes 9, Aragua 5
Padres infielder Alexi Amarista homered and drove in four runs as the Caribes snapped the Tigres' three-game winning streak. Marlins outfielder Gorkys Hernandez contributed three hits, two RBIs and a run scored for Anzoategui, while Alex Romero went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs for Aragua. Box score

Magallanes 9, Lara 5
Major League veteran Eliezer Alfonzo went 4-for-4 with his sixth homer of the season and three RBIs, powering the first-place Navegantes to their fourth straight win. Nationals farmhand Carlos Maldonado homered for Magallanes, giving him RBIs in 13 of his last 14 games. Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena went yard and scored twice in a losing effort. Box score

La Guaira 7, Caracas 3
Dodgers No. 10 prospect Alex Castellanos went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and three runs scored as the Tiburones won their third straight. Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf and Oscar Salazar drove in two runs apiece for La Guaira, while Rays farmhand Henry Wrigley had two hits and scored twice for the Leones. Gameday box score

Zulia at Margarita, suspended

Dominican Winter League

Toros 4, Aguilas 1
Eugenio Velez, who spent the season with the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate, smacked a solo homer and scored twice in the Toros' third straight win. Mets prospect Jefry Marte broke open a tight game with a two-run single in the seventh for Este, while former Major Leaguers Miguel Tejada and Hector Luna had two hits apiece for the Aguilas. Box score

Estrellas 5, Escogido 2, 1st game
Cubs No. 9 prospect Junior Lake went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored to lead the Estrellas past the last-place Leones. Ed Rogers also had three hits, including an RBI single, for Oriente, which got 3 2/3 scoreless innings from Red Sox prospect Stolmy Pimentel. Mauro Gomez (Red Sox) was 3-for-4 and scored a run for Escogido. Box score

Estrellas 1, Escogido 0, 2nd game
Derek Hankins, who spent the season with the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, allowed one hit over three innings out of the bullpen as the Estrellas completed a sweep of their doubleheader. Padres prospect Jonathan Galvez doubled and scored the game's only run, while Angels No. 5 prospect Kole Calhoun reached base twice for the Leones. Box score

Gigantes 5, Licey 4
Astros outfielder Jimmy Paredes reached on a throwing error in the ninth inning and scored the winning run on another throwing error as the Gigantes rallied past the Tigres. Marlins No. 5 prospect Marcell Ozuna doubled, walked and scored a run for Cibao, while pinch-hitter Juan Miranda delivered a two-run double for Licey. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Los Mochis 13, Guasave 8
Former White Sox Minor Leaguer Jesus Avila drove in four runs out of the ninth spot in the lineup, helping the Cañeros snap a three-game losing streak. Jason Botts homered for the fourth time in his last six games and scored twice for Los Mochis, while former Padres farmhand Jesus Lopez went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Guasave. Gameday box score

Mexicali 4, Culiacan 1
Antonio Lamas went 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs off the bench, falling a triple shy of the cycle, in the Aguilas' second straight win. Former Major Leaguer Chris Roberson singled, walked, stole a base and scored twice for Mexicali, while Marlon Byrd drove in the Tomateros' only run. Gameday box score

Hermosillo 3, Mazatlan 2
Karim Garcia slugged a three-run homer in the eighth inning to power the Naranjeros to their sixth consecutive win. Miguel Ruiz pitched long enough for the win, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out seven over seven innings. Jon Del Campo hit a two-run homer for Mazatlan, which got six scoreless frames from former Major Leaguer Walter Silva. Gameday box score

Obregon 6, Navojoa 2
Carlos Valencia drilled a walk-off grand slam as the Yaquis handed the Mayos their third straight setback. David Reyes struck out four over 5 2/3 scoreless innings for Obregon, while Abel Martinez hit a solo homer for Navojoa. Gameday box score