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KC's Mendoza named MVP of Caribbean Series

HERMOSILLO, Mexico -- Kansas City Royals pitcher Luis Mendoza, suiting up for Mexico's Yaquis de Obregon in the Caribbean Series, was named the Most Valuable Player of the six-game, double-round-robin portion.

The 29-year-old right-hander was a no-brainer after pitching 13 1/3 scoreless innings in his two starts. On Wednesday night at Estadio Sonora, Mendoza had a no-hitter through seven and wound up giving up just two hits in 7 1/3 innings, sending Mexico to Thursday's championship game against the Dominican Republic's Leones del Escogido.

Prior to the game, the Caribbean Series All-Stars were announced. They are as follows:

• Manager: Audo Vicente (DR)
• Catcher: Francisco Pena (DR)
• Pitcher: Mendoza
• First base: Donell Linares (DR)
• Second base: Jose Ramirez (DR)
• Third base: Mario Lisson (Venezuela)
• Shortstop: Miguel Tejada (DR)
• Outfielder: Marlon Byrd (Mexico)
• Outfielder: Ricardo Nanita (DR)
• Outfielder: Doug Clark (Mexico)
• Designated hitter: Barbaro Canizares (Puerto Rico)
• Right-handed pitcher: Mendoza
• Left-handed pitcher: Efraim Nieves (Puerto Rico)
• Relief pitcher: David Reyes (Mexico)
• Closer: Saul Rivera (Puerto Rico)

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