Ramos helps Tigres end losing streak

Ramos helps Tigres end losing streak

Venezuelan Winter League

Aragua 10, La Guaira 3
Twins catching prospect Wilson Ramos homered and drove in four runs as the Tigres scored seven times in the eighth inning to snap a four-game losing streak. Pirates infielder Ronny Cedeno went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored for Aragua, while Padres outfielder Oscar Salazar had two hits for La Guaira. Box score

Margarita 6, Caribes 4
Free-agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba doubled twice and scored twice as the Bravos defeated the last-place Caribes. Major League veterans Rene Reyes and William Bergolla each had two RBIs for Margarita, while Tony Alvarez and Athletics prospect Aaron Cunningham homered for Anzoategui. Box score

Magallanes 13, Caracas 4
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Navegantes routed the Leones to move into first place. Michael Ryan contributed a pair of doubles and drove in three runs for Magallanes, while fellow Major League veteran Jose Castillo was 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs for Caracas. Box score

Lara 4, Zulia 3
Former Major Leaguer Steven Shell (4-1, 3.81) won his fourth game as MLB free agent Andrew Lorraine shut down an Aguilas rally in the ninth. Lorraine picked up his first save as the Cardenales extended their winning streak to four games. Mariners prospect Jose Yepez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBIs for Lara. Gerardo Parra (D-backs) was 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored for Zulia. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Mazatlan 6, Culiacan 1
Alfonso Sanchez allowed a run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings as the Venados ended a three-game losing streak. Marlins Minor Leaguer John Lindsey had two hits, including a two-run homer, for Mazatlan, while former big leaguer Alex Sanchez scored the lone run for the Tomateros, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Box score

Navojoa 3, Hermosillo 2
Abel Martinez hit a three-run double in the top of the ninth inning as the Mayos ended the first-place Tomateros' three-game winning streak. Braves prospect Stephen Marek tossed 1 1/3 scoreless frames for the victory, while Major League veteran Edgar Gonzalez gave up three hits over six shutout innings for Hermosillo. Box score

Guasave 2, Mochis 1
Former Major Leaguer Mac Suzuki allowed two hits and struck out seven over six scoreless innings as the Algodoneros held off the Caneros. Padres farmhand Jesus Lopez hit a solo homer and walked twice for Guasave, while Mets Minor Leaguer Arturo Lopez yielded two runs on five hits over seven frames for Los Mochis. Box score

Obregon 6, Mexicali 5
Jason Botts homered and drove in three runs and fellow Major League veteran Chris Snelling added a solo shot, powering the Yaquis to their third straight win. Dodgers prospect James Tomlin contributed three hits and scored twice for Obregon, while Cubs farmhand Brad Snyder had three hits and an RBI for the Aguilas, who've dropped four in a row. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Arecibo 11, Mayaguez 2
Mets farmhand Michel Abreu homered twice and drove in four runs to power the first-place Lobos past the Indios. Marlins prospect Geraldo Valentin chipped in three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored and three relievers combined on six hitless innings for Arecibo, which halted a two-game slide. Edwards Guzman drove in both runs for Mayaguez. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Escogido 12, Aguilas 5
Catcher Danilo Sanchez singled twice and drove in four runs as first-place Escogido pounded host Aguilas on Sunday. Willis Otanez smacked a two-run homer off big league veteran Jose Lima in the fifth inning and Nationals farmhand Daryle Ward collected three hits and scored three runs for the Leones, who won their third straight and improved to a league-best 13-8 on the road. Box score

Gigantes 5, Estrellas 1
Jose Capellan (Astros) allowed one run on five hits over six frames and Wilson Betemit (Royals) had a pair of hits and an RBI as the Gigantes cruised to just their fifth victory in 21 road games. Capellan earned his fifth win of the season, tied with Evan MacLane (Cardinals) of the Estrellas for most in the league. Box score

Interleague Games

Toros (DR) 3, Ponce (PR) 0
Royals right-hander Robinson Tejeda allowed one hit over four innings as the Dominican League's Toros extended their winning streak to four games. Diamondbacks Minor Leaguer Pedro Ciriaco drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning to snap a scoreless tie. Twins farmhand Philip Humber took the loss, despite yielding one run on three hits over 6 2/3 innings. Box score

Licey (DR) 5, Caguas (PR) 2
Dodgers right-hander James McDonald tossed five shutout innings as the Tigres handed the Puerto Rican League's Criollos their fourth straight setback. Rays infielder Willy Aybar and Major League veteran Wily Mo Pena drove in two runs apiece for Licey, while Red Sox prospect Aaron Bates doubled twice and scored a run for Caguas. Box score