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Gillies continues torrid start for Cardenales

Phillies outfield prospect goes 2-for-4 with RBI, hikes average to .467
Venezuelan Winter League

Lara 8, Zulia 4
Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies continued his hot start by going 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Cardenales doubled up the Aguilas. Anderson De La Rosa (Brewers) and former Major Leaguer Joe Thurston each drove in a pair of runs for Lara, while Yankees prospect Jose Pirela did the same for Zulia in its first loss of the season. Box score

Caracas 7, Aragua 4
Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes homered, drove in three runs and scored twice to lead the Leones to their first victory of the season. International League All-Star Carlos Rivero (Nationals) was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI for Caracas. Twins' No. 5 prospect Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-3 with a double for the Tigres. Gameday box score

Magallanes 3, La Guaira 2
C.J. Retherford fell a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs, but it wasn't enough to keep the Tiburones from falling to the Navegantes. An error by first baseman and fellow Dodgers prospect Scott Van Slyke allowed Phillies farmhand Andres Blanco to score the go-ahead run in the eighth. Box score

Margarita 9, Caribes 4
J.C. Linares, the Red Sox's No. 17 prospect, hit a solo homer and scored twice out of the cleanup spot in his Winter League debut for the unbeaten Bravos. Jairo Marquez, who spent five years in the Pirates system, went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs, for Margarita, while Gustavo Molina (Yankees) went deep for the Caribes. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Aguilas 9, Gigantes 5
Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan missed the cycle by a triple and plated three runs in the Aguilas' season-opening win. Four Gigantes hit solo homers, including Rangers' No. 20 prospect Leury Garcia. Box score

Licey 7, Escogido 6
Former Major Leaguer Pablo Ozuna gave the Tigres a walk-off win in the ninth after a pair of errors on his single allowed two runs to score. Licey's Leonys Martin (Rangers) walked twice, stole two bases and scored three times. Taylor Green, who appeared in 58 games for the Brewers this season, was 4-for-4 with three RBIs for Escogido. Box score

Estrellas 2, Toros 1
Designated hitter Alex Valdez singled in former big leaguer Felix Pie to give the Estrellas a walk-off win on Opening Day. Pinch-hitter Ed Rogers tied the game in the sixth with an RBI double. Eugenio Velez, who spent the season in the Cardinals system with Triple-A Memphis, doubled and scored for the Toros. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Hermosillo 3, Mexicali 1
Former Major Leaguer Karim Garcia hit a go-ahead solo homer in the fourth inning as the Naranjeros shut down the Aguilas. Miguel Ruiz allowed one run on five hits over six innings to earn the victory, while former Orioles catcher Geronimo Gil went 2-for-3 with a double and scored Mexicali's lone run. Gameday box score

Guasave 9, Los Mochis 7
Twins prospect Chris Colabello doubled three times and drove in three runs as the Algodoñeros outslugged the Cañeros. Former Padres prospect Jesus Lopez also contributed three RBIs and Mario Valenzuela smacked a solo homer for Guasave. Phillies' No. 7 prospect Sebastian Valle homered and drove in four runs for Los Mochis. Gameday box score

Obregon 5, Navojoa 1
Former Major Leaguer Arturo Lopez struck out five over five solid innings as the Yaquis shut down the Mayos. Carlos Valencia and Barbaro Canizares homered for Obregon, which got two hits and a run scored from Doug Clark. Francisco Arias had two of Navojoa's five hits. Box score

Culiacan 8, Mazatlan 3
Cory Aldridge, who ended the season with Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels organization, fell a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs in the Tomateros' win. Ricardo Serrano also had three hits and chipped in three RBIs for Culiacan, while Dodgers prospect J.T. Wise and Jesus Castillo homered for Mazatlan. Gameday box score