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First-round pick tosses six three-hit innings, strikes out seven in playoff opener

Puerto Rican Winter League

Mayaguez 1, Santurce 0
Aaron Miller and a trio of relievers combined to shut down Santurce on Wednesday in a four-hitter did not feature an earned run. The 2009 first-round Dodgers Draft pickallowed three hits and three walks, striking out seven, over six innings as Mayaguez took Game 1 of the round-robin playoffs. Twins' No. 6 prospect Eddie Rosario scored the game's only run on a throwing error by catcher Orlando Mercado in the second. Box score

Caguas 9, Carolina 0
Andy Gonzalez (White Sox) homered, doubled and drove in five runs as regular-season champion Caguas opened the postseason with a rout. Powered by Gonzalez's blast and a two-run double by Carlos Rivera, the Criollos took a 6-0 lead after two innings. Michael Nix was strong on the mound, scattering three hits over 6 2/3 shutout frames. He struck out six and walked one. Box score

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Venezuelan Winter League

Caribes 8, Caracas 1
Hector Gimenez (White Sox) went deep twice, finishing 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored, as the Caribes steamrolled Caracas in the postseason opener for both teams. No. 7 Twins prospect Oswaldo Arcia also homered and scored twice in the rout, while leadoff hitter Niuman Romero (Tigers) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a game-high three runs scored. Gameday box score

Magallanes 10, Lara 6
The Navegantes jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, surrendered the next six runs and responded with six more in the bottom of the eighth to take down the Cardenales. Major Leaguers Endy Chavez, Juan Rivera and Jesus Flores homered in the contest for Magallanes, with World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval adding a pair of RBIs. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Toros 8, Aguilas 3
Este scored seven runs in the seventh, sending 11 men to the plate before cruising to a comfortable win. The Toros needed just two hits in the frame as Aguilas pitchers issued four walks (one intentional) and hit two batters. A two-run homer by Erick Almonte (Brewers) in the fourth was the Aguilas' lone extra-base hit in the game. Box score

Escogido 5, Estrellas 0
Edward Valdez improved to 2-0 in the round-robin with seven one-hit innings as de Oriente remained winless in five games. The Leones, who improved to 3-2, plated four runs in the second frame with five consecutive singles. Indians farmhand Juan Diaz went 1-for-2, leading off the bottom of the third with the Estrellas' lone hit. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Obregon 3, Guasave 2
Doug Clark's solo homer in the top of the eighth proved to be the difference as the Yaquis edged Guasave for a 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. All three Obregon runs came by way of the long ball. Albino Contreras opened the scoring with a two-run shot in the fifth. Gameday box score

Culiacan 5, Hermosillo 4, 11 innings
Yankees prospect Ronnier Mustelier went deep on the third pitch of the bottom of the 11th to give the Tomateros a dramatic win in the series opener. Major League veteran Marlon Byrd also homered for Culiacan while Luis A. Garcia, Karim Garcia and Jesse Gutierrez tallied solo shots for Hermosillo. Gameday box score

Mazatlan 7, Mexicali 3
Wes Bankston, who worked his way up to Triple-A in 2010, homered twice, plated four runs and scored three times for the Aguilas. Free agent Yuniesky Betancourt added two RBIs and starter Marco Duarte (Red Sox) hurled five one-run frames in the winning cause. Gameday box score

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