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Red-hot Perez drives in six for Tiburones

Royals catcher slugs grand slam in sixth straight multi-hit game
Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira 7, Caracas 6
Royals catcher Salvador Perez slugged a grand slam off Carlos Zambrano and drove in six runs in his sixth straight multi-hit game as the Tiburones held off the first-place Leones. Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco went 3-for-5 and scored three times out of the leadoff spot for La Guaira, while Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez had three hits, an RBI and a run scored for Caracas. Gameday box score

Aragua 7, Margarita 4
Twins prospect Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-2 and drove in four runs -- his third consecutive multi-RBI effort -- as the last-place Tigres extended their winning streak to three games. Luis Hernandez (Indians) chipped in two hits and two RBIs for Aragua, while Cubs infielder Alberto Gonzalez went 3-for-4 and scored twice for the Bravos. Box score

Caribes 5, Magallanes 0
Tigers newcomer Jose Alvarez yielded one hit over seven innings for his first win in four decisions as the Caribes blanked the Navegantes. Cubs prospect Erick Castillo homered and Marlins outfielder Gorkys Hernandez added two hits and an RBI for Anzoategui, while Astros infielder Jose Altuve doubled for Magallanes' lone extra-base hit. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Escogido 8, Estrellas 7
Tigers infielder Ramon Santiago homered with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Leones halted a three-game slide. Former Major Leaguer Willy Aybar contributed two hits and three RBIs for Escogido, while Angels farmhand Luis Jimenez homered, doubled twice and scored three runs for the Estrellas, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Box score

Aguilas 8, Toros 5
Former Marlins farmhand Juan Carlos Perez homered and drove in three runs to lead the first-place Aguilas to their sixth consecutive win. Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for Cibaeñas, which got two hits, an RBI and two runs scored from Dodgers utility man Elian Herrera. Former Major Leaguer Esteban German had three hits and drove in three runs for the Toros. Box score

Licey at Gigantes, postponed

Puerto Rican Winter League

Santurce 11, Ponce 4
Major League veteran J.D. Durbin allowed two hits over six shutout innings as the Cangrejeros cruised past the last-place Leones. Former big leaguer Luis Figueroa collected three hits and three RBIs and Cardinals prospect Jonathan Rodriguez homered and also drove in three runs for Santurce. Reggie Abercrombie smacked a three-run homer in a losing effort. Box score

Caguas 4, Mayaguez 3
Blue Jays prospect Fernando Hernandez scattered six hits over five scoreless innings, helping the first-place Criollos hand the Indios their fourth straight loss. Ramon Castro drove in two runs and fellow former Major Leaguers Andy Gonzalez and Jorge Padilla each added two hits and an RBI for Caguas. Twins prospect Eddie Rosario doubled, singled and walked for Mayaguez. Box score

Carolina 3, Manati 1
Former Major Leaguer Willie Collazo allowed a run on seven hits over five innings as the Gigantes shut down the Atenienses. Jesus Feliciano went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored out of the leadoff spot for Carolina, while Helder Velazquez had two hits and scored Manati's only run. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Guasave 4, Los Mochis 3
Japhet Amador hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the eighth inning, as the Algodoñeros rallied for their sixth consecutive win. Twins prospect Chris Colabello went 4-for-4 with an RBI to raise his average to .339 for Guasave, while Jason Botts doubled twice and drove in two runs for Los Mochis. Gameday box score

Navojoa 5, Obregon 4, 10 innings
Rolando Acosta hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning as the Mayos avoided a third straight loss. Kraig Binick went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, an RBI and a run scored for Navojoa, while Barbaro Canizares launched a two-run homer and scored twice for Obregon, which has lost four in a row. Gameday box score

Mexicali 13, Culiacan 6
Former Indians prospect Roman Peña homered and drove in four runs to power the Aguilas past the first-place Tomateros. Major League veteran Chris Roberson chipped in four hits, an RBI and two runs scored for Mexicali, while Yuniesky Betancourt had three hits and a pair of RBIs. Ricardo Serrano and Emmanuel Valdez slugged two-run homers for Culiacan. Gameday box score

Hermosillo 5, Mazatlan 4, 10 innings
Carlos Gastelum led off the bottom of the 10th inning with his third homer of the season, giving the Naranjeros their eighth win in 11 games. Karim Garcia had two hits and an RBI for Hermosillo, while Jesus Espinoza singled twice and drove in two runs for the Venados. Gameday box score

Oswaldo Arcia, Salvador Perez, Ramon Santiago