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Gil, Caribes blow past first-place Navegantes

Gil, Caribes blow past first-place Navegantes

Gil, Caribes blow past first-place Navegantes
Venezuelan Winter League

Caribes 10, Magallanes 5
Jose Gil (Orioles) tallied a season-high four hits, going 4-for-6 with three RBIs and two runs scored as the Caribes rolled past league-leading Magallanes on Sunday. Gorkys Hernandez (Marlins) and Luis Oliveros each added three hits and drove in a pair of runs for Anzoategui. The Navegantes plated all five of their runs in the second inning, paced by Reegie Corona's (Yankees) two-run double. Box score

Lara 5, Aragua 3
A four-run third inning proved to be enough cushion for Lara as the Cardenales took care of last-place Aragua. Lara right fielder Robert Perez went 2-for-4 with a game-high two RBIs before being lifted for a pinch runner in the bottom of the eighth. Box score

Caracas 10, Margarita 8
Giants farmhand Daniel Mayora lifted a first-inning grand slam and Gregorio Petit (Padres) doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs to power Caracas. The Leones held a 10-1 lead through six innings before Margarita mounted a late rally to make a game of it, scoring three runs in the seventh and four in the ninth. Henry Blanco (D-backs) and Arnaldo Calero (Cubs) each drove in a pair of runs for the Bravos. Gameday box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas 2, Carolina 1
Phillies farmhand Miguel Abreu was hit by a pitch, advanced on a wild pitch and scored from second on an errant pickoff throw in the top of the eighth, giving first-place Caracas the necessary edge to sneak by Carolina. Abreu also drove in the Criollos other run on a base hit in the third. A seventh-inning homer by Jobduan Morales provided the only scoring for Carolina. Box score

Ponce 6, Mayaguez 4
Robinson Cancel went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs and Reggie Abercrombie homered and drove in two runs of his own to lead Ponce past Mayaguez. Martin Maldonado doubled and drove in a team-high two runs for the Indios. Box score

Santurce at Manati, Forfeit
Manati refused to take the field and forfeited the game. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Mazatlan 12, Hermosillo 1
Enrique Osorio went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored and Jose Orozco doubled, homered and drove in three as Mazatlan routed the visiting Naranjeros. Venados starter Walter Silva was stellar on the mound, allowing only a fourth-inning run while scattering six hits and a walk over eight frames. Gameday box score

Guasave 11, Mexicali 10
Guasave exploded for eight runs over the final three innings to complete a come-from-behind victory over Mexicali. Shortstop Jesus Lopez led the way with three RBIs and Mario Valenzuela went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored. Luis Juarez doubled and drove in three runs in a losing effort for the Aguilas. Gameday box score

Obregon 12, Navojoa 0
Continuing the trend of high scoring in the Mexican League, the Yaquis ripped off 17 hits in a dominant shutout of Navojoa. Second baseman Carlos Valencia had a career night at the plate, driving in five runs and falling a triple short of the cycle. Five Yaquis tallied multiple hits in the contest, including Agustin Murillo, who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Gameday box score

Los Mochis at Culiacan, Cancelled

Dominican Winter League

Toros 6, Escogido 1
Indians shortstop prospect Jose Ramirez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored as Este cruised to victory. Esteban German drove in a game-high two runs for the Toros, who added three insurance runs in the top of the ninth. The Leones managed just four hits in the contest, with Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin accounting for two of them. Box score

Aguilas 4, Estrellas 3, 11 innings
The Estrellas dropped to 0-4 in the round-robin playoff after Joaquin Arias (Giants) singled in Juan Carlos Perez in the top of the 11th inning and Joel Peralta (Rays) worked a 1-2-3 bottom half for his second save, moving the Aguilas to a 3-1 mark. Minor League journeyman Christian Marrero put de Oriente on the board first with a solo homer in the second frame. Box score

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