Hernandez, Criollos one-hit Cangrejeros

Hernandez, Criollos one-hit Cangrejeros

Hernandez, Criollos one-hit Cangrejeros
Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas 4, Santurce 0
Blue Jays prospect Fernando Hernandez yielded one hit -- a leadoff single in the third -- and struck out five over seven innings for his league-leading fifth win for the first-place Criollos. Former Minor Leaguer Carlos Rivera delivered a two-run double and Edgard Clemente went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Caguas. Brewers prospect Yadiel Rivera had Santurce's lone hit. Box score

Mayaguez 3, Carolina 2
Adonis Garcia started a 3-for-4 night with an RBI double in a three-run first inning that carried the Indios to their third straight win. Jason Urquidez, who spent the season with the Red Sox's Double-A affiliate, pitched a scoreless innings for the win. Pedro Valdes doubled, singled, walked twice and scored a run for the Gigantes. Box score

Ponce 11, Manati 9, 15 innings
Hitless in his first seven at-bats, former Major Leaguer Reggie Abercrombie slugged a two-run homer in the 15th inning as the last-place Leones extended their winning streak to five games. Royals prospect Christian Colon collected four hits, including his first homer of the season, scored four times and drove in two runs for Ponce. Pirates newcomer Ivan De Jesus Jr. went 4-for-7 with three RBIs and three runs scored, while Brahiam Maldonado also fell a triple shy of the cycle for the Atenienses. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Aragua 2, Caracas 1
Rangers farmhand Joucer Martinez allowed an unearned run over 4 1/3 innings and combined with four relievers on a five-hitter as the last-place Tigres snapped a six-game losing streak. Former Minor Leaguer Jonel Pacheco homered and Twins prospect Oswaldo Arcia had two hits and scored Aragua's other run. Minor League veteran Jose Duarte went 2-for-3 and scored the Leones' lone run. Gameday box score

Magallanes 3, Margarita 1
Free agent Carlos Zambrano allowed a run on five hits over five innings for his fourth win as the playoff-bound Navegantes shut down the Bravos. Eliezer Alfonzo had two hits, including a two-run homer, and Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli also had a pair of hits for Magallanes. Henry Blanco slugged his fifth homer for Margarita, which has lost four in a row. Box score

Caribes 9, La Guaira 5
Orioles newcomer Niuman Romero went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored to lead a 15-hit attack as the Caribes won their fourth straight. Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar fell a homer shy of the cycle and scored twice for Anzoategui, while Alex Cabrera collected three hits and two RBIs in a losing cause. Box score

Zulia 9, Lara 7
Jose Flores, who played at two levels in the Giants organization this season, went 5-for-5 with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored to lead the Aguilas' 19-hit attack. D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra chipped in four hits, scored twice and drove in two runs for Zulia, while Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena homered and drove in four runs for the Cardenales. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Culiacan 4, Obregon 3, 11 innings
Adan Amezcua singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning as the first-place Tomateros outlasted the Yaquis. Carlos Alvarez smacked a two-run homer and Ricardo Serrano scored twice for Culiacan, while Barbaro Canizares went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in a losing effort. Gameday box score

Guasave 8, Navojoa 5
Japhet Amador slugged his 16th and 17th homers and drove in four runs as the Algodoñeros halted a three-game slide. Former Major Leaguer Freddy Sandoval had an RBI double in a four-run first inning and added a sacrifice fly for Guasave, while Rolando Acosta and Wes Bankston hit two-run shots for Navojoa. Gameday box score

Hermosillo 12, Mexicali 7
Karim Garcia homered and drove in three runs and fellow Major League veteran Humberto Cota added a two-run blast, helping the Naranjeros snap the Aguilas' six-game winning streak. Jesse Gutierrez and Luis Garcia both homered, doubled and scored twice for Hermosillo, while Jon Weber went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs in a losing effort. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 7, Mazatlan 4
Sandy Madera capped a three-hit night with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the last-place Cañeros their second win in a row. Sergio Perez went 4-for-4 and scored twice for Los Mochis, while former Angels farmhand Jose Orozco drilled a pinch solo shot for the Venados. Gameday box score

Dominican Winter League

Escogido 8, Aguilas 2
Yankees prospect Melky Mesa went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored as the Leones opened the round-robin playoffs by cruising past the Aguilas. Mauro Gomez (Red Sox) and Indians catcher Carlos Santana also went yard for Escogido, who got seven dominant innings from former Minor Leaguer Edward Valdez. Efren Navarro had an RBI single for Cibaeñas. Box score

Toros 3, Estrellas 1
Phillies farmhand Raul Valdes allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings to lead the Toros to a round-robin opening win. A fifth-inning solo homer by Ricardo Nanita (Blue Jays) proved to be the game-winner. Former Major Leaguer Felix Pie (Pirates) homered for Oriente in the ninth. Cubs' No. 9 prospect Junior Lake went 2-for-4 with Escogido's only other hits. Box score