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Gimenez's big night sparks Tigres' rout

Gimenez's big night sparks Tigres' rout

Gimenez's big night sparks Tigres' rout
Venezuelan Winter League

Aragua 12, La Guaira 4
Minor League free agent Hector Gimenez was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs to lead the Tigres. Veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno, who spent the 2012 season in the Mets organization, homered and scored twice, while Twins' No. 7 prospect Oswaldo Arcia had two hits and drove in a run. Giants catcher Hector Sanchez slugged a three-run homer in the loss for the Tiburones. Box score

Anzoategui 9, Zulia 7
Padres infielder Alexi Amerista fell a triple shy of the cycle, driving in three runs for the third-place Caribes. Former Major Leaguer Jose Castillo homered and had three RBIs while Marlins farmhand Gorkys Hernandez scored three times. Braves Minor Leaguer Ernesto Mejia went yard twice in the loss for the Aguilas. Box score

Magallanes 3, Margarita 2
Indians prospect Ezequiel Carrera broke a tie game with an eighth-inning RBI single for the Navegantes. Free agent Juan Rivera had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and Jose Altuve (Astros) raised his average to .346 with a pair of singles and scored once. Phillies prospect Cesar Hernandez singled home a pair of runs for the Bravos. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Licey 7, Cibao 3
Former Braves prospect Donell Linares hit a three-run double to pace the Tigres. Ronny Paulino hit his first homer of the winter, a two-run shot, and Yankees farmhand Juan Cedeno allowed a hit over two shutout innings of relief to earn the win. Blue Jays prospect Moises Sierra went yard in the loss for the Gigantes. Box score

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