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Winter League roundup: Four-run inning lifts Caracas

Winter League roundup: Four-run inning lifts Caracas

Winter League roundup: Four-run inning lifts Caracas

Venezuelan Winter League

Caracas 9, Margarita 6
Daniel Mayora continued his torrid start with a five-RBI night for Caracas. Mayora went 4-for-5, including a two-run homer as part of a four-run sixth inning that gave Caracas the lead for good. Shortstop Zach Walters, a prospect in the Nationals' system, went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs for Margarita. Box score

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Magallanes 6, Lara 5
First-place Magallanes scored two runs in the ninth inning, walking off on Lew Ford's sacrifice fly and improving to 10-3 on the season. The comeback spoiled a solid start from Cleveland right-hander Chris Jakubauskas, who tossed five innings without allowing an earned run for Lara. Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' No. 1 prospect, walked four times and made his only official at-bat count. Pederson launched his third homer of the season in the fifth inning, giving Lara a three-run lead. Magallanes scored three in the seventh to cut the deficit to 5-4, setting the stage for Ford's heroics. Box score

Caribes 7, Zulia 6 (11)
Luis Nunez's single plated Jose Castillo and gave Caribes a thrilling walk-off victory. Castillo led the way with four hits, while Cory Aldridge chipped in with three. Philadelphia's Freddy Galvis went 3-for-6 with a homer and a double for Zulia. Box score

Aragua 6, La Guaira 5 (11)
Luis Maza's single plated Willson Contreras and gave Aragua a walk-off victory. Luis Sardinas, the No. 2 prospect in the Rangers' system, hit a leadoff single in the ninth inning for La Guaira and came around to score on a sac fly, tying the game at 5. That was Sardinas' only hit of the night, however, as his average dipped to .340. La Guaira designated hitter Alex Cabrera went 4-for-4. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Licey 6, Gigantes 4
Yamaico Navarro's four-RBI night led the way for Licey. Navarro, who played eight games for the Orioles in 2013, went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run. Every other Licey starter had one hit, including Texas' Jurickson Profar, who went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks. Jonathan Diaz and Robinzon Diaz each had two hits for Gigantes.  Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Mexicali 7, Guasave 3
Kevin Kouzmanoff hit three doubles and went 4-for-5 for Mexicali. Kouzmanoff, currently in the Marlins' system, hit a fifth-inning RBI single to break a 3-3 tie. Veteran Mike Jacobs -- currently with Arizona -- added his second home run in as many nights, tying the game in the fourth inning with a two-run shot. Jesus Cota homered for Guasave.  Box score

Hermosillo 5, Culiacan 1
Hermosillo continued its hot start to the season, improving to 9-1. The Angels' Barry Enright is now 3-0 after allowing just one run in five innings, putting his ERA at 1.10 after three starts. Jerry Owens, Jesse Gutierrez and Yunesky Sanchez each had two hits for Hermosillo. Journeyman infielder Luis Cruz, who finished the MLB season with the Yankees, went 3-for-4 with a double for Culiacan. Box score

Obregon 3, Los Mochis 1
Obregon scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in a come-from-behind victory. Barbaro Canizares capped a 3-for-3 night with his go-ahead two-run single in the frame, plating Albino Contreras and Dan Robertson. The comeback spoiled a solid outing from Los Mochis starter Tomas Solis, who worked 6 1/3 scoreless frames, allowing just four hits while striking out six. Rolando Valdez -- formerly of the Padres' organization -- tossed seven solid frames for Obregon. Box score

Mazatlan 5, Navojoa 0
Ryan Hinson -- a 26-year-old left-hander in the Braves' organization -- tossed seven innings of one-hit ball for Mazatlan. Marlins prospect Bryan Petersen went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, bringing his average to .341 on the season. Oswaldo Morejon also added three hits, as Mazatlan moved a game above .500 with the victory. Box score

AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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