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Peguero powers Gigantes in wild slugfest

Bucs' Marte, Red Sox's Gomez nearly hit for the cycle in losing effort
Dominican Winter League

Gigantes 15, Escogido 13
Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero homered twice, drove in three runs and drew a pair of walks as the Gigantes outslugged the Leones. Brewers infielder Jean Segura also went deep, collected four RBIs and scored three times for Cibao, which got a two-run blast from former Major Leaguer Rhyne Hughes. Pirates outfielder Starling Marte and Red Sox infielder Mauro Gomez both fell a triple shy of the cycle and scored three runs for Escogido. Box score

Estrellas 8, Aguilas 1
A's farmhand Bruce Billings allowed three hits and struck out six over 5 1/3 scoreless innings as the Estrellas climbed into a first-place tie with the Aguilas. Twins top prospect Miguel Sano went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored for Oriente, which got three RBIs from Angels Minor Leaguer Alberto Rosario. Mets prospect Juan Lagares delivered an RBI single in a losing effort. Box score

Toros 8, Licey 3
Yan Gomes (Blue Jays) homered, drove in three runs and scored twice to lead the Toros past the last-place Tigres. Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for Este, while Rangers prospect Leonys Martin tripled and drove in two runs for Licey, which has lost four straight. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Magallanes 12, La Guaira 11
Erold Andrus collected three hits and four RBIs as the Navegantes held on to snap the Tiburones' three-game winning streak. Astros infielder Jose Altuve and Rays prospect Leslie Anderson both chipped in two hits and drove in two runs for Magallanes, while Dodgers prospect Scott Van Slyke had three doubles, an RBI and two runs scoredfor La Guaira. Box score

Caracas 6, Zulia 3
Rays farmhand Henry Wrigley homered for the fifth time in his last eight games, helping the Leones surprise the first-place Aguilas. Brandon Barnes (Astros) and Tigers prospect Hernan Perez also drove in two runs apiece for Caracas, while Reds prospect Henry Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for Zulia. Gameday box score

Caribes 1, Lara 0, 7 innings
Former Major Leaguer Renyel Pinto gave up three hits over five innings as the Caribes climbed over the .500 mark. Marlins outfielder Gorkys Hernandez doubled home the game's only run in the fifth, while Joe Thurston singled and walked twice for the Cardenales. Box score

Aragua 3, Margarita 2
Former Angels farmhand Carlos Colmenares doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Tigres snapped a 10-game losing streak. A's prospect Carlos Hernandez struck out five over six strong innings but did not figure in the decision for Aragua. Mets prospect Wilmer Flores homered and doubled for the Bravos, who have dropped three in a row. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Guasave 5, Obregon 3
Zelous Wheeler (Orioles) delivered a two-run single as the Algodoñeros handed the Yaquis their third straight loss. Twins prospect Chris Colabello slugged a solo shot, his fifth homer in six games, for Guasave, which got 7 1/3 strong innings from Juan Delgadillo. Doug Clark homered for Obregon. Gameday box score

Hermosillo 9, Mexicali 6
Braves prospect Todd Cunningham went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and three runs scored, falling a triple shy of the cycle, in the Naranjeros' third straight win. Jorge Cantu also homered and scored twice for Hermosillo, while Minor League veteran Chris Roberson had two hits and two RBIs in a losing effort. Gameday box score

Culiacan 7, Los Mochis 3
Former Major Leaguer Cory Aldridge smacked his league-leading 12th homer, a three-run shot that powered the first-place Tomateros past the Cañeros. Former Tigers farmhand Maxwell Leon went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored for Culiacan, while Jason Botts homered for the fourth time in his last nine games. Gameday box score

Navojoa 10, Mazatlan 6
Jonny Kaplan collected three RBIs and scored a run as the Mayos erased an early five-run deficit and beat the Venados. Former Eastern League All-Star Matt Padgett singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning for Navojoa, while Ivan Terrazas homered and drove in four runs for Mazatlan. Gameday box score