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Marte has big day in Dominican debut

Bucs outfielder collects four hits, drives in three runs, scores three times

Dominican Winter League

Escogido 10, Licey 8
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored in his season debut for the Leones, who beat the Tigres to avoid a third straight loss. Red Sox first baseman Mauro Gomez tripled, doubled and collected four RBIs for Escogido, while Engel Beltre (Rangers) was 4-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored for Licey. Box score

Estrellas 5, Toros 0
A's farmhand Bruce Billings allowed one hit over four innings and combined with four relievers on a three-hitter as the first-place Estrellas blanked the Toros. Cubs prospect Nelson Perez was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and former Major Leaguer Todd Linden also had two hits and scored twice for Oriente. Diory Hernandez (Cubs) drew three walks in four plate appearances in a losing effort. Box score

Gigantes 4, Aguilas 1
Bartolo Colon was hospitalized after he was struck in the mouth by a line drive in the Gigantes' win over the Aguilas. The former Cy Young Award winner was hit in the fifth inning by a shot off the bat of the Gigantes' Marcell Ozuna, the Marlins' No. 5 prospect. Jimmy Paredes (Astros) rallied Cibao with a grand slam in the ninth, while Hector Luna (Pirates) homered for the Aguilas. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Lara 6, Magallanes 3
Major League veteran Joe Thurston smacked a two-run homer and Robert Perez also had two RBIs, helping the Cardenales climb back to the .500 mark. Jhonny Montoya struck out three over 2 1/3 hitless innings to get the win, while Carlos Maldonado went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored for Magallanes. Box score

Caracas 7, Aragua 5
Tigers prospect Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with four RBIs out of the ninth spot in the lineup as the Leones handed the Tigres their third straight loss. Henry Wrigley (Rays) chipped in three hits, an RBI and a run scored for Caracas, while Aragua's Alex Romero drilled a three-run homer. Box score

Caribes 4, La Guaira 3
Padres infielder Alexi Amarista slugged a pinch homer leading off the bottom of the ninth inning as the Caribes snapped the Tiburones' three-game winning streak. Niuman Romero doubled twice and drove in the other three runs for Anzoategui, while Eastern League MVP Darin Ruf (Phillies) followed up a six-RBI night by homering twice for La Guaira. Box score

Zulia 4, Margarita 0
Marlins farmhand Josh Schmidt struck out seven over six innings as the Aguilas blanked the Bravos to move into first place. Ernesto Mejia (Braves) delivered an RBI single to snap a scoreless tie in the seventh for Zulia, which got two hits and two runs scored from Yankees prospect Jose Pirela. Alberto Gonzalez and J.C. Linares -- the Red Sox's No. 17 prospect -- had two hits apiece for Margarita. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Navojoa 6, Hermosillo 5
Kraig Binick collected three hits, including a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, as the last-place Mayos snapped a three-game losing streak. Rolando Acosta and Alejandro Gonzalez each chipped in two hits and an RBI for Navojoa in a game that lasted five hours and 15 minutes. Edgar Quintero ripped a pair of solo homers for Hermosillo, which had a three-game winning streak stopped. Gameday box score

Culiacan 3, Mexicali 1
Alejandro Armenta allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings, helping the first-place Tomateros win for the 12th time in 14 games. Cory Aldridge (Angels) had two hits, including his league-leading ninth homer, for Culiacan. Former Major Leaguer Chris Roberson singled, walked and scored Mexicali's only run. Gameday box score

Obregon 14, Mazatlan 7
Barbaro Canizares went 4-for-4 with a pair of homers, a double, three RBIs and three runs scored, powering the Yaquis to their second straight win. Doug Clark contributed three hits and four RBIs for Obregon, which also got a homer and three RBIs from Carlos Valencia. Royals prospect Anthony Seratelli homered, doubled and drove in four runs for the Venados. Gameday box score

Guasave 4, Los Mochis 2
Tigers prospect James Avery struck out five and gave up a run on six hits over 5 2/3 innings as the Algodoñeros grabbed sole possession of second place. Orioles farmhand Zelous Wheeler doubled, singled and drove in two runs for Guasave, while former big leaguer Jason Botts homered for Los Mochis. Gameday box score