Cantu, Leones outlast Aguilas in Game 1

Major League vet doubles in go-ahead run; Feliciano gets three hits, two RBIs

Cantu, Leones outlast Aguilas in Game 1
Dominican Winter League

Escogido 10, Aguilas 7, 10 innings
Jorge Cantu doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Leones squandered late lead before winning Game 1 of the best-of-7 Championship Series. Fellow Major League veteran Jesus Feliciano went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored for Escogido, while Pirates outfielder Starling Marte doubled and drove in two runs. Miguel Tejada forced extra innings with a sacrifice fly in the ninth for the Aguilas. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas 5, Mayaguez 4
Red Sox prospect Henry Ramos went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored as the Criollos held on to win Game 1 of the best-of-7 Championship Series. Dodgers newcomer Ramon Castro also had three hits and Cardinals prospect Luis Mateo tripled and scored a run for Caguas. Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig collected three hits, including a run-scoring double, for the Indios. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Lara 6, Zulia 2
Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena slugged a three-run homer and doubled as the Cardenales grabbed sole possession of second place in the round-robin playoffs. Mariners prospect Gabriel Noriega singled twice and drove in two runs for Lara, which got 5 1/3 strong innings from former Texas League All-Star Nick Green. Ernesto Mejia (Braves) and Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis doubled twice and scored a run in a losing effort. Box score

Magallanes 7, Caribes 6
Mario Lisson capped a four-RBI night -- and six-run eighth inning -- with a three-run homer as the first-place Navegantes stunned the Caribes. Former Yankees farmhand Reegie Corona also smacked a three-run blast for Magallanes, while Tigers infielder Omar Infante homered twice and drove in four runs for Anzoategui. Box score