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Mesa does it all in Leones' third straight win

Mesa does it all in Leones' third straight win

Mesa does it all in Leones' third straight win
Dominican Winter League

Escogido 8, Gigantes 5
Yankees outfielder Melky Mesa went 3-for-4, scored the go-ahead run and collected four RBIs in the Leones' third straight victory. Julio Lugo and Indians catcher Carlos Santana both added two hits and drove in a run for Escogido, while Twins infielder Alexi Casilla led the Gigantes with three hits and two runs scored. Box score

Aguilas 5, Estrellas 2
Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer, his first since making his season debut on Nov. 14, as the Aguilas grabbed sole possession of first place. Fellow Major League veteran Hector Luna went 3-for-3 with a pair of walks and two runs scored for Cibaeñas, while former first-round pick Brandon Snyder homered and drove in both runs for the Estrellas. Box score

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Licey 12, Toros 3
Angels infielder Erick Aybar drove in three runs and Pirates newcomer Anderson Hernandez added two RBIs while falling a homer shy of the cycle in the Tigres' romp. Blue Jays right-hander Esmil Rogers struck out seven over five strong innings for last-place Licey, which has won two in a row. Mike McDade (Indians) drove in all three runs for the Toros. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Margarita 6, Zulia 4, 1st game
Padres prospect Matt Clark drove in two runs and Cubs outfielder Dave Sappelt slugged a solo homer, powering the Bravos past the Aguilas in the first game of a doubleheader. Former Mariners Minor Leaguer Renee Cortez struck out five over 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win, while Sandy Leon and Nationals prospect Adrian Sanchez had two RBIs apiece for Zulia. Box score

Zulia 3, Margarita 2, 2nd game
Humberto Quintero had two hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning, as the Aguilas salvaged a split of their doubleheader. Former Minor Leaguer Dwayne Pollok gave up two runs on six hits over five innings for his fifth win, while Padres prospect Matt Clark provided the Bravos' offense with his fourth homer. Box score

Magallanes 4, Lara 3, 10 innings
Mario Lisson led off the 10th inning with his fifth homer of the season as the Navegantes outlasted the Cardenales. Astros infielder Jose Altuve drove in two runs and former Major Leaguer Gustavo Chacin allowed a run on five hits over 7 2/3 innings for Magallanes. Blue Jays newcomer Luis Jimenez homered for Lara, which scored twice in the ninth to force extra innings. Box score

Caracas 6, Aragua 3
Free agent Bobby Abreu tripled, doubled, walked twice and scored three runs to lead the first-place Leones past the last-place Tigres. Nationals Minor Leaguer Carlos Rivero and Padres first baseman/outfielder Jesus Guzman each had a pair of RBIs for Caracas, which got two innings of one-hit relief from former Mets farmhand Angel Calero. Hector Gimenez delivered a two-run double for Aragua. Gameday box score

La Guaira 5, Caribes 4
Renny Osuna, who spent the season with the Angels' Double-A affiliate, went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Tiburones past the Caribes. Javier Herrera (Giants) also had three hits and scored a run for La Guaira, while Luis Nuñez slugged a two-run homer for Anzoategui. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Ponce 4, Manati 2
Former Major Leaguer Zack Segovia gave up five hits over five shutout innings as the last-place Leones held off the Atenienses. Royals prospect Christian Colon and Nationals farmhand Zach Walters both picked up two hits and an RBI for Ponce. Ruben Gotay went 3-for-4 and scored a run for Manati. Box score

Carolina 1, Mayaguez 0
Former big leaguer Willie Collazo scattered eight hits over 7 2/3 innings to win his third straight start as the Gigantes ended the Indios' three-game winning streak. Jesus Feliciano had two hits, including an RBI double for Carolina, while Minor League veteran Jason Urquidez struck out two in 1 1/3 innings of perfect relief for Mayaguez. Box score

Santurce 6, Caguas 5
Sergio Miranda, who spent the season with the Braves' Class A affiliate, went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as the Cangrejeros ended a three-game slide. Fehlandt Lentini contributed a run-scoring triple and Shoki Kasahara pitched five solid innings for Santurce. Minor League veteran Jaime Ortiz homered twice and drove in three runs in a losing effort. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Guasave 6, Mazatlan 3
Orioles farmhand Zelous Wheeler smacked a two-run homer, doubled and scored twice, helping the Algodoñeros snap a three-game losing streak. Twins prospect Chris Colabello also hit a two-run shot and Japhet Amador contributed two hits and scored twice for Guasave. Oswaldo Morejon ripped a two-run blast for the Venados. Gameday box score

Navojoa 5, Los Mochis 4
Pinch-hitter Abel Martinez delivered a two-run single in the top of the ninth inning as the Mayos handed the Cañeros their third straight loss. Former Padres farmhand Javier Martinez started for Navojoa and allowed four runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. Cardinals prospect Anthony Ferrara struck out six and gave up one hit over four shutout innings for Los Mochis, which got three hits and a run scored from Sergio Perez. Gameday box score

Culiacan 3, Hermosillo 2
Rodrigo Lopez, who made four relief appearances for the Cubs this season, yielded one hit over seven shutout innings in the first-place Tomateros' third consecutive win. Yankees prospect Ronnier Mustelier and Adan Amezcua homered for Culiacan, while Jesse Gutierrez went yard for the Naranjeros. Gameday box score

Mexicali 7, Obregon 0
Red Sox prospect Marco Duarte allowed five hits over seven innings to win his third straight start as the Aguilas climbed back to the .500 mark. Minor League veteran Jon Weber had three hits and two RBIs and Antonio Lamas went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored for Mexicali. Iker Franco walked twice for the Yaquis. Gameday box score

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