Mendoza's 12 Ks seal series for Obregon

Royals starter yields one run in 6 2/3 frames, Yaquis move on to championship series

Mexican Pacific League

Obregon 7, Culiacan 2
Kansas City's Luis Mendoza pitched the Yaquis into the championship series, yielding just one run on four hits and three walks while striking out 12 over 6 2/3 frames as Obregon took the seven-game semifinal series, 4-1. Barbaro Canizares smacked a two-run shot in the sixth and Carlos Valencia added a three-run homer in the seventh. Major League outfielder Marlon Byrd went 4-for-4 and the Yankees' Ronnier Mustelier homered for the Tomateros. Gameday box score

Guasave 8, Mexicali 5
The Algodoneros staved off elimination, pushing the series to 3-2 behind the bat of Zelous Wheeler. The Orioles infield prospect went 4-for-5 with two runs and a stolen base out of the leadoff spot. Jose Felix hit a three-run homer and Jose Rodriguez added two RBIs. Former Minor Leaguer Jon Weber led the Aguilas, going 3-for-5 with two double and three RBIs. Gameday box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Magallanes 3, Caribes 0
Major League veteran Carlos Zambrano spun a gem for the Navegantes, scattering just two hits and two walks while fanning two over 8 2/3 frames. Magallanes got offense from leadoff man Endy Chavez (Royals), who went 2-for-5 with a two-run shot in the third. Twins prospect Oswaldo Arcia doubled and walked in the loss for Anzoetagui. Box score

Lara 9, Caracas 2
Luis Hernandez (Blue Jays) went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and Luis Valbuena (Cubs) added a double, a single and three RBIs to lead the Cardenales. Leadoff man Yangervis Solarte (Rangers) went 2-for-3 with two walks three runs and an RBI. Big league veterans Bobby Abreu and Yorvit Torrealba drove in runs for the Leones. Gameday box score

Dominican Winter League

Aguilas at Escogido, postponed
Estrellas at Toros, postponed