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Molina's two homers help Caribes to win

Veteran catcher homers twice, drives in five runs in Venezuelan League
Venezuelan Winter League

Anzoategui 11, Aragua 5

Veteran backstop Gustavo Molina (Yankees) went deep twice and drove in five runs as the Caribes won their third straight game. Blue Jays prospect Balbino Fuenmayor reached base three times and scored twice while Luis Nunez (Dodgers) doubled twice and drove in a run. Former Major League All-Star Edgardo Alfonzo was 3-for-4 with a double in the losing effort for the Tigres. Box score

Zulia 8, Caracas 5

Braves prospect Evan Gattis slugged a three-run homer as the Aguilas scored seven times in the ninth inning for the win. Ernesto Mejia (Braves) singled three times and scored a run while Yankees No. 15 prospect Jose Pirela reached base four times. Rays prospect Henry Wrigley hit a two-run homer for the Leones, losers of three straight. Gameday box score

Dominican Winter League

Este 3, Escogido 2

Josh Outman, who spent the 2012 season in the A's organization, allowed an unearned run on three hits over five innings to earn his first win for the Toros. Rockies prospect Charlie Blackmon was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs while Cubs farmhand Diory Hernandez slugged a solo homer for Este. Giants prospect Roger Kieschnick singled home a run for the Leones. Box score

Aguilas at Licey, postponed

Mexican Pacific League

Navojoa 7, Mazatlan 1

Former Rangers prospect Wes Bankston was 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI to pace the Mayos. 2007 Mexican League Rookie of the Year Orlando Lara struck out six and allowed a run on three hits over seven innings and Rolando Acosta drove in two runs for Navojoa. Cubs prospect Greg Rohan was 2-for-3 with a run scored for the Venados. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 7, Obregon 3

Ramon Orantes was 2-for-3 with four RBIs for the Caneros. Former Major Leaguer Jason Botts had two hits and scored twice while Mendy Lopez reached base four times for Los Mochis. Former Giants prospect Doug Clark slugged a solo homer for the Yaquis. Gameday box score

Culiacan 13, Hermosillo 8

Free agent Marlon Byrd, who ended the year with Boston, homered twice and drove in three runs as the Tomateros won their ninth straight game to open the season. Yankees prospect Ronnier Mustelier was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and fellow Yankees farmhand Ramiro Pena doubled twice for Culiacan. Veteran infielder Jorge Cantu went deep in the loss for the Naranjeros. Gameday box score

Guasave 8, Mexicali 6

Tigers prospect James Avery earned the win after allowing a run on four hits and striking out four over five innings for the Algodoneros. Orioles farmhand Zelous Wheeler drove in a run and scored another while Rangers prospect Jose Felix hit an RBI double on a three-hit night. Former Major Leaguer Geronimo Gil was 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run. Gameday box score