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Arcia slams three-run shot to lead Aragua rout

Twins prospect knocks eighth homer in Venezuela in 14-run, 14-hit effort for Tigres
Venezuelan Winter League

Aragua 14, Margarita 6
Seventh-ranked Twins prospect Oswaldo Arcia belted a three-run homer in the seventh inning, his eighth in Venezuela, to add to a 14-hit, 14-run onslaught to put the Tigres on top. First baseman Hector Gimenez delivered a homer, two doubles, five RBIs and four runs scored. Dave Sappelt (Cubs) amassed two hits, two runs and an RBI for the Bravos. Box score

La Guaira 6, Zulia 3
Dodgers infielder C.J. Retherford went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI and Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco had two hits and two runs out of the leadoff spot for the Tiburones. Freddy Galvis (Phillies) also produced out of the leadoff spot for the Aguilas, going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a run, a walk and a stolen base. Box score

Lara 3, Caracas 2
Catcher Guillermo Quiroz, recently signed to a Minor League deal by San Francisco, knocked a walk-off single in the ninth that plated Texas farmhand Guilder Rodriguez for the victory. Lara tied it in the eighth when Marlins prospect Jesus Solorzano scored on a groundout by Luis Jimenez (Mariners). Josh Kroeger (Braves) led the Leones with a pair of hits. Gameday box score

Caribes 4, Magallanes 3
Jose Gil (Orioles) paced Anzoategui, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Jose Castillo and Gustavo Molina also had three-hit games. Carlos Maldonado (Nationals) and former Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo homered for the Navegantes. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas 2, Carolina 1 (Game 1)
Ramon Castro hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh after leadoff man Jorge Padilla drove in a run in the sixth for the Criollos. Gaby Hernandez (D-backs) allowed a run on three hits and a walk while fanning five over 5 1/3 innings without factoring into the decision for the Gigantes. Box score

Carolina 4, Caguas 3 (Game 2)
Enrique Hernandez (Astros) knocked a single that scored Osvaldo Martinez (Dodgers) to knot the game in the ninth before Carlos Corporan (Astros) doubled in Jesus Feliciano to win it and give the Gigantes a doubleheader split. Red Sox prospect Anthony Ranaudo came on in relief and scattered three hits over 2 2/3 scoreless frames for the Criollos. Box score

Manati 8, Santurce 7
Radames Nazario drove in Edwin Maysonet (Cubs) to tie the game in the eighth and Keiji Nakahara homered in the ninth to push the Atenienses past the Cangrejeros. Yazy Arbelo (D-backs) ripped a grand slam for Manati in the fourth. Maysonet finished 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI for Manati. Fehlandt Lentini tripled and plated two for Santurce. Box score

Ponce 9, Mayaguez 5
Zach Walters (Phillies) went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs while Jared Hoying (Rangers) finished 2-for-5 with a double, three runs and an RBI to lead the Leones. Royals prospect Christian Colon led off for Ponce, going 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI. Angel Sanchez (White Sox) plated three runs for the Indios. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Guasave 9, Obregon 5
Chris Colabello (Twins) hit a grand slam in the first, his 13th in Mexico, and Zelous Wheeler (Orioles) went 3-for-5 with a double and a steal in the victory for the Algodoneros. Said Gutierrez collected three RBIs for the Yaquis. Gameday box score

Mazatlan 7, Navojoa 0
Jay Jackson (Cubs) allowed five hits and two walks with three strikeouts over seven innings in the shutout, lowering his ERA to 2.53 in 32 innings for the Venados. Humberto Sosa hit a two-run shot in the win and Jose Chavez led the Mayos, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 7, Culiacan 5
Jermaine Curtis (Cardinals) singled in former Rangers outfielder Jason Botts to cap a three-run eighth that gave the Caneros the lead for good. Curtis finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Ramiro Pena (Yankees) went 2-for-3 with a homer and two runs while leading off for the Tomateros. Gameday box score

Mexicali 5, Hermosillo 4 (10 innings)
Second baseman Issmael Salsa drove in the winning run to end the 10-inning affair. Major League vet Yuniesky Betancourt smacked a three-run homer for the Aguilas. Erick Rodriguez carried the Naranjeros' offense, going 3-for-4 with a two-run shot. Gameday box score

Dominican Winter League

Aguilas 4, Gigantes 2
Manny Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run and Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras added an RBI-double as the Aguilas edged the Gigantes. Joaquin Arias (Giants) provided an RBI-single as part of a two-run ninth that broke a 2-2 tie for Cibaenas, as well. Marlins prospect Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in the loss for Cibao. Box score