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Aguilas' Tejada ends mini-slump, drives in four

Cardinals' top prospect Taveras chips in two RBIs in 9-2 romp over Leones

Dominican Winter League

Aguilas 9, Escogido 2
Former American League MVP Miguel Tejada doubled, singled and drove in four runs to lead the Aguilas rolled past the last-place Leones. Manny Ramirez singled twice and scored twice in his second game for Cibaeñas, which got two RBIs apiece from Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras and Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan. Mauro Gomez (Red Sox) went 2-for-4 and scored a run for Escogido. Box score

Toros 7, Gigantes 6
Eugenio Velez, who spent the season with the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate, homered, drove in two runs and scored twice as the Toros held off the Gigantes. Willis Otañez also went deep for Este, while Twins infielder Alexi Casilla went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored for Cibao. Box score

Estrellas 3, Licey 2
Padres prospect Daniel Robertson delivered a walk-off single in the ninth inning to give the first-place Estrellas their fourth straight win. Felix Pie, who spent the season with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate, was 3-for-4 with a double for Oriente. Braves infielder Juan Francisco supplied the Tigres' offense with his third and fourth homers. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Aragua 6, Caracas 0
Former Major Leaguer Ken Ray struck out seven and allowed four hits over six innings as the Tigres ended the Leones' four-game winning streak. Alex Romero and Rangers farmhand Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs apiece for Aragua, while former Mets Minor Leaguer Angel Calero pitched four innings of scoreless relief for Caracas. Gameday box score

La Guaira 7, Lara 5, 12 innings
Alex Cabrera delivered a two-run double in the top of the 12th inning as the Tiburones outlasted the Cardenales to snap a three-game losing streak. Former Dodgers farmhand C.J. Retherford homered, doubled twice and also had a pair of RBIs for La Guaira, while Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and two walks for Lara. Box score

Magallanes 1, Margarita 0
Astros farmhand Sergio Perez struck out four over five innings and combined with three relievers on a five-hitter for the first-place Navegantes. Former Major Leaguer Eliezer Alfonzo went 2-for-3 and drove in the game's lone run with a single in the first. Cubs outfielder Dave Sappelt doubled and walked for the Bravos. Box score

Zulia 3, Caribes 1
Minor League veteran Dwayne Pollok allowed a run on four hits over seven innings, helping the Aguilas halt a three-game slide. Sandy Leon (Nationals) and Jose Flores (Giants) hit back-to-back RBI singles in the second for Zulia, while Luis Nuñez singled home Gorkys Hernandez (Marlins) with the Caribes' only run. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Mexicali 8, Mazatlan 1
Rafael Diaz gave up a run on three hits over six innings as the Aguilas shut down the Venados. Former Angels farmhand Ricky Alvarez drove in three runs and Jorge Guzman went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored for Mexicali. Oswaldo Morejon had two hits and drove in Mazatlan's lone run. Gameday box score

Culiacan 9, Guasave 5
Yankees prospect Ronnier Mustelier went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs as the Tomateros snapped a six-game losing streak. Former Yankees infielder Ramiro Peña was 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for Culiacan, while Twins prospect Chris Colabello collected three hits, including an RBI single, for the Algodoñeeros. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 4, Navojoa 3
Major League veteran Jason Botts hit a solo homer, singled and scored twice as the Cañeros rallied for their third win in a row. Saul Soto capped the comeback with an RBI single in the eighth for Los Mochis, while Wes Bankston and Matt Esquivel homered for the Mayos. Gameday box score

Hermosillo 9, Obregon 2
Braves prospect Todd Cunningham went 3-for-5 with an RBI to lead an 18-hit attack as the Naranjeros avoided a third straight loss. Former Reds farmhand Jesse Gutierrez also had three hits, including his league-leading 12th homer, and scored twice for Hermosillo. Carlos Valencia singled twice and scored a run in a losing effort. Gameday box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas 7, Carolina 3
Andy Gonzalez homered, drove in three runs and scored twice for the first-place Criollos. Rey Navarro (Royals), Aaron Bates and Carlos Rivera each chipped in two hits and an RBI for Caguas, while Padres slugger Kyle Blanks doubled twice, drove in a run and scored once for Carolina. Box score

Manati 9, Ponce 4
Keiji Nakahara homered twice and drove in four runs, powering the Atenienses to their second win of the season. Edwin Maysonet (Cubs) and Ivan De Jesus (Red Sox) contributed two RBIs apiece for Manati, while Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro supplied all of the Leones' offense with a pair of two-run homers. Box score

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