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Lisson, Navegantes fall in slugfest

Royals prospect homers, drive in six runs as teams combine for 33 runs
Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira 17, Magallanes 16
Royals prospect Mario Lisson was 3-for-4 with a homer and six RBIs in a losing effort for the Navegantes. Dodgers farmhand C.J. Retherford homered and drove in five runs while White Sox prospect Brandon Short hit a walk-off double for the Tiburones. Royals catcher Salvador Perez slugged a two-run homer and raised his average to .385 for La Guaira. Box score

Aragua 5, Lara 2
Yangervis Solarte, who spent the 2012 season in the Rangers organization, had two hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs for the Tigres. Indians farmhand Luis Hernandez was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored while Michael Dubee earned the win after allowing three hits over four scoreless innings. Luis Valbuena (Cubs) drove in a run for the Cardenales. Box score

Margarita 9, Caracas 4
Veteran Sean Burroughs doubled home a pair of runs to pace the Bravos. Former Cardinals farmhand Javier Brito was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and Phillies prospect Cesar Hernandez had three hits and two RBIs for Margarita. Indians prospect Jesus Aguilar homered and drove in two runs in the loss for the Leones. Gameday box score

Anzoategui 3, Zulia 1
Tigers prospect Jose Alvarez allowed an unearned run on three hits and struck out three over six innings but did not figure into the decision for the Caribes. Veteran Major Leaguer Gustavo Molina drove in a run and former Major Leaguer Jose Castillo was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Nationals prospect Sandy Leon had two hits in the loss for the Aguilas. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Cibao 5, Licey 2
Veteran catcher Robinson Diaz was 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored for the Gigantes. Wilson Valdez was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Marlins prospect Marcell Ozuna drove in his 21st run of the season for Cibao. Braves infielder Juan Francisco plated both of the Tigres' runs. Box score

Cibaenas 2, Este 0
Cardinals' No. 1 prospect Oscar Taveras slugged a two-run homer to pace the Aguilas. Tony Pena Jr., who spent the season in the Red Sox organization, earned the win after tossing two hitless innings of relief and former Major Leaguer Luis Vizcaino retired the final two batters to earn his third save. Veteran Major Leaguer Claudo Vargas took the loss after allowing a run on four hits over five innings for the Toros. Box score

Oriente 4, Escogido 3
Pirates outfielder Felix Pie drove in three of the Estrellas' runs in their win. Wirfin Obispo earned the win with two perfect innings of relief and Athletics prospect Eliezer Mesa doubled and scored twice for first-place Oriente. Yankees prospect Abraham Almonte collected three hits and scored a run for the Leones. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas 10, Mayaguez 1
Mets prospect Mark Cohoon earned the win after fanning nine and allowing a run on four hits over five innings for the Criollos. Cardinals farmhand Luis Mateo had four hits and scored a run while veteran backstop Ramon Castro plated a pair of runs. Dodgers' No. 2 prospect Yasiel Puig drove in a run for the Indios. Box score

Manati 5, Carolina 4
Mets prospect Cory Vaughn walked twice, drove in a run and stole a base for the Atenienses. Former Dodgers prospect Adam Goodwin reached base three times and scored a run out of the leadoff spot while Major League veteran Ramon Vazquez had an RBI. Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks doubled three times and scored once for the Gigantes. Box score

Santucre 5, Ponce 4
Rangers prospect Jorge Alfaro plated a pair of runs in a losing effort for the Leones. Jason Urquidez earned the win with 1 1/3 hitless innings of relief and Fehlandt Lentini slugged a two-run homer for the Cangrejeros. Nationals prospect Ryan Tatusko allowed an unearned run on five hits over five innings but did not figure into the decision for Ponce. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Guasave 13, Los Mochis 3
Former Angels prospect Baltazar Lopez homered and drove in four runs to pace the Algodoneros. Batting leader Zealous Wheeler (Orioles) raised his average to .355 with a pair of hits and scored twice while Twins prospect Chris Colabello went yard. Former Major Leaguer Jason Botts doubled and scored a run for the Caneros. Gameday box score

Obregon 4, Mazatlan 2
Doug Clark was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases for the Yaquis, winners of seven straight. Iker Franco drove in a pair of runs and Arturo Lopez struck out seven and allowed two runs over seven innings to improve to 5-2. Former Mets prospect Brett Harper collected two hits in the loss for the Venados. Gameday box score

Navojoa 9, Hermosillo 1
Former Major Leaguer Wes Bankston was 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Mayos to their third straight win. Veteran Steve Moss had three hits and scored twice while former Braves farmhand Matt Esquivel homered and drove in two runs. Major League veteran Jorge Cantu reached base twice for the Naranjeros. Gameday box score

Culiacan 3, Mexicali 2
Ben Guez, a member of the Tigers organization in 2012, slugged a key two-run homer for the Tomateros. Former Angels Minor Leaguer Cory Aldridge went yard and Major Leaguer Rodrigo Lopez earned the win after allowing four hits over five scoreless innings. Antonio Llamas hit a pinch-hit solo homer for the Aguilas. Gameday box score