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Aldridge blasts a pair for unbeaten Tomateros

Former Major Leaguer breaks out of three-game slump, drives in three runs
Mexican Pacific League

Culiacan 7, Guasave 1
Angels farmhand Cory Aldridge broke out of a 1-for-13 slump with a pair of homers and three RBIs as the Tomateros beat the Algodoñeros to improve to 7-0. Ricardo Serrano and Daniel Hinojosa also went deep for Culiacan, which got six strong innings from Francisco Campos. Former Padres Minor Leaguer Jesus Lopez tripled, singled and score the lone run for Guasave. Gameday box score

Mazatlan 12, Mexicali 10
Ivan Terrazas went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and three runs scored as the Venados held on for their second straight win following an 0-5 start. Royals prospect Anthony Seratelli also had three hits, walked, drove in a run and scored once for Mazatlan. Marlins infielder Gil Velazquez was 3-for-3 with a double to raise his average to .478 for Mexicali. Gameday box score

Hermosillo 4, Obregon 3
Former D-backs farmhand Jonathan Castellanos allowed a run on three hits over five-plus innings as the Naranjeros snapped a three-game losing streak. Erick Rodriguez singled twice and drove in a pair of runs for Hermosillo, while Iker Franco collected two hits and an RBI in a losing effort. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 3, Navojoa 2
Former Major Leaguer Jason Botts went 3-for-4 with a solo homer, powering the Cañeros to their fourth consecutive win. Marco Quevedo struck out five and gave up two runs on four hits over six innings to record his first victory of the season, while Wes Bankston homered for the second night in a row for Navojoa. Gameday box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Caribes 10, Margarita 9, 11 innings
Former Minor Leaguer Gerardo Avila hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run ninth inning and Luis Durango lifted a sacrifice fly in the 11th as the Caribes ended the Bravos' season-opening seven-game winning streak. Former Astros farmhand Francisco Caraballo added a two-run blast for Anzoategui, while Sean Burroughs went 3-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs for Margarita. Box score

Lara 4, Zulia 3
Mets farmhand Oswaldo Navarro delivered a two-run double off the bench to spark a four-run eighth inning as the Cardenales rallied and halted a three-game skid. Mariners Minor Leaguer Luis Jimenez added a two-run single for Lara, while Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis doubled, singled and scored a run for the Aguilas. Box score

Magallanes 11, La Guaira 5
Brewers prospect Sean Halton hit a two-run homer, doubled and scored twice as the Navegantes kept the Tiburones winless. Big league veteran Eliezer Alfonzo drilled a three-run shot and Padres farmhand Jesus Merchan went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for Magallanes. Eastern League MVP Darin Ruf (Phillies) and Dodgers' No. 14 prospect homered for La Guaira. Box score

Aragua 2, Caracas 1, 12 innings
Pirates catching prospect Miguel Perez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Tigres ended the Leones' five-game winning streak. Astros farmhand Jose Martinez singled home the other run for Aragua, which got five scoreless innings from David Bromberg (Twins). Mariners farmhand Darren Ford had two hits and the lone RBI for Caracas. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Escogido 6, Aguilas 4
Major League veteran Pedro Feliz capped a four-RBI night with a two-run walk-off homer in the ninth inning, pushing the Leones past the Aguilas. Yankees prospect Melky Mesa homered for the second straight game for Escogido, while Cardinals' top prospect Oscar Taveras and Francisco Pena went yard in a losing effort. Box score

Toros 7, Gigantes 5
Pinch-hitter Willis Otanez slugged a two-run homer in the ninth inning as the Toros avoided a third straight loss. Ricardo Nanita also had a pair of RBIs for Este, while Rangers farmhand Robinzon Diaz went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer for the Gigantes. Box score

Estrellas 4, Licey 2
Giants farmhand Todd Linden recorded his fourth straight two-hit game and homered for the second night in a row, leading the Estrellas past the Tigres. Padres prospect Daniel Robertson also had two hits and an RBI for Oriente, while Rangers outfielders Leonys Martin and Engel Beltre drove in the runs for Licey. Box score