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Flores' homer powers Margarita past Aragua

Mets prospect homers, drives in three runs as Bravos take doubleheader opener
Venezuelan Winter League

Margarita 7, Aragua 4 (7 innings)
The Bravos built a 7-0 lead through four innings and held off a late Tigres surge to take Game 1 of the teams' scheduled doubleheader on Wednesday. Mets' No. 3 prospect Wilmer Flores led the Margarita offense with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. Aragua closed the gap with a three-run homer by Twins' seventh-ranked prospect Oswaldo Arcia in the eighth and an RBI double by Luis Hernandez (Indians) in the ninth, but could get no closer. Box score

Aragua at Margarita, Game 2, makeup of 11/30, postponed

Caribes 7, Lara 1
Lara got on the board first, but the Caribes scored the game's final seven runs. Paolo Espino shut down the Cardenales for seven innings, allowing a run on five hits and without a walk while striking out five. Anzoategui totaled 12 hits in the game, led by Gorkys Hernandez's three-hit, three-run, two-RBI performance that improved his average to a league-best .351. Pinch hitter Johermyn Chavez drove in a pair of insurance runs with a two-run triple in the ninth. Box score

Magallanes 4, Zulia 2 (12 innings)
A dramatic game came to a rather anticlimactic conclusion as the Navegantes scored on a fielding error and a bases-loaded hit batsman in the top of the 12th. The teams managed just three extra-base hits with Magallanes' Ezequiel Carrera (Indians) leaving the yard in the fifth. Ramon Hernandez (Rockies) singled home pinch-runner Mario Lisson (Royals) in the top of the ninth to force extra innings. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Manati 2, Caguas 1 (7 innings)
No. 9 hitter Wilberto Ortiz (Dodgers) singled home fellow L.A. farmhand Brahiam Maldonado in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Atenienses a walk-off win in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader. The two teams combined for just 12 hits in the contest, with Caguas shortstop Luis Mateo (Cardinals) going 2-for-3 with a run scored in the game's only multi-hit effort. Box score

Caguas 4, Manati 2 (7 innings)
The Criollos found redemption in the nightcap, scoring four unanswered runs to earn a split. Andy Gonzalez (Brewers) went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs to lead the Caguas offense while Luis Mateo added three hits and a solo homer out of the leadoff spot. Orlando Alfonso (Orioles) was strong on the mound for Manati, allowing a run on six hits over five innings. Box score

Mayaguez 4, Carolina 3
Twins' No. 6 prospect Eddie Rosario doubled and scored what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning as Mayaguez edged visiting Carolina. Eight of nine Indios batters recorded at least one hit, with Rosario tallying three to bring his hit total to 17 over his last nine games. Miami's Ben Lasater also went 3-for-4 and drove in a run to lead the Gigantes. Box score

Ponce 3, Santurce 2
The last-place Leones managed just four hits, but it was enough to overtake Santurce. First baseman Robinson Cancel accounted for half of those hits and an RBI. Neftali Soto, Cincinnati's No. 8 prospect, homered in the loss. Leones starter Giancarlo Alvarado (Dodgers) picked up the win, allowing a run on four hits over five innings. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Culiacan 10, Guasave 6
The fireworks were on display in Culiacan as the two squads combined for 26 hits and six homers. Four of those long balls belonged to the home team, as Marlon Byrd, Cory Aldridge, John Lindsey and Ronnier Mustelier all went yard for the Tomateros. Lindsey (Tigers) went 3-for-3 with two walks, four RBIs and two runs scored while Byrd, a Major League veteran, complemented his solo homer with a pair of doubles and three runs scored. The loss overshadowed a career day for Guasave's Zelous Wheeler (Orioles), who finished 4-for-4 with a homer, a walk, four RBIs and two runs scored. Gameday box score

Obregon 8, Los Mochis 5
Second baseman Carlos Valencia recorded his second two-homer performance in 10 games, driving in four runs to lead the Yaquis past Los Mochis. Valencia was 3-for-4 on the night and moves into third place in the Mexican League with 15 homers this season. A three-run homer by Sandy Madera cut the Obregon lead to three in the top of the ninth, but Jason Botts flew out to center field to end the game. Gameday box score

Navojoa 10, Hermosillo 5
The Mayos plated the game's final six runs to turn a one-run deficit into a comfortable victory. Cleanup hitter Wes Bankston homered twice, totaling three RBIs, while Jose Chavez reached base three times and drove in three runs of his own. Hermosillo loaded the bases in the top of the ninth but could not push a run across as closer Leo Rosales picked up his fifth save of the season. Gameday box score

Mazatlan 5, Mexicali 4 (11 innings)
Oswaldo Morejon singled home Mario Santana with two outs in the bottom of the 11th to give the Venados a walk-off win. Santana went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI while Luke Montz (A's) and Geronimo Gil each drove in a pair of runs for Mexicali. Gameday box score