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Manny rips pair of two-run homers for Aguilas

12-time All-Star extends hitting streak to 10 games, raises average to .293
Dominican Winter League

Aguilas 6, Gigantes 4
Manny Ramirez slugged a pair of two-run homers to extend his hitting streak to 10 games as the first-place Aguilas handed the Gigantes their second loss in a row. Astros prospect Jonathan Villar chipped in two hits and an RBI for Cibaeñas, while Rhyne Hughes hit a two-run homer off the bench for Cibao. Box score

Toros 4, Estrellas 3
Braves outfielder Jose Constanza doubled, singled, drove in a run, stole a base and scored twice as the Toros held off the Estrellas. Phillies farmhand Steven Lerud also had two hits and an RBI for Este, while Phillies prospect went 2-for-2 with an RBI double and a run scored for Oriente. Box score

Escogido 3, Licey 1
Former Major Leaguer Daniel Cabrera allowed a run on seven hits over seven innings to improve to 5-0 in the Leones' third straight victory. Yankees prospect Melky Mesa tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the fourth for Escogido, while Donell Linares had two hits and drove in the Tigres' lone run. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira 11, Lara 10
Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco stole home in a three-run eighth inning as the Tiburones rallied snapped the Cardenales' four-game winning streak. Alex Cabrera hit a grand slam and Dodgers Minor Leaguer C.J. Retherford had two hits and two RBIs for La Guaira. Jose Lopez went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs for Lara, which got three hits and three runs scored from Royals infielder Alcides Escobar. Box score

Caracas 10, Magallanes 4
Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez collected three hits and four RBIs, leading the Leones to their third straight win. Indians infielder Asdrubal Cabrera homered, doubled and drove in two runs for Caracas, which got two hits, an RBI and two runs scored from Padres newcomer Gregorio Petit. Endy Chavez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a losing effort. Gameday box score

Zulia 5, Aragua 0
Former Minor Leaguer Dwayne Pollok gave up six hits over eight innings for his sixth win as the Aguilas blanked the Tigres for their third consecutive victory. Yankees prospect Jose Pirela homered, doubled and scored twice, while Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis hit a two-run single for Zulia. Alex Romero had two of Aragua's six hits. Box score

Margarita at Caribes, postponed

Mexican Pacific League

Mexicali 5, Navojoa 3
Former Angels farmhand Ricky Alvarez hit a grand slam, walked twice and scored twice to lead the Aguilas back to the .500 mark. Jesus Rodriguez gave up a run and scattered six hits over five innings for the win, while Rolando Acosta homered and Wes Bankston had two hits for the Mayos. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 6, Hermosillo 1
Former Major Leaguer Jason Botts homered and doubled in his fourth straight multi-hit game for the last-place Cañeros. Jesus Arredondo contributed two hits and two RBIs off the bench for Los Mochis, while pinch-hitter Luis Garcia doubled in the Naranjeros' lone run. Gameday box score

Culiacan 10, Mazatlan 3
Braves newcomer Ramiro Peña went 4-for-6 with two RBIs and a run scored to lead a 17-hit attack as the first-place Tomateros won their third straight. Marlon Byrd was 3-for-3 with a pair of walks and two runs scored for Culiacan, while Jose Orozco delivered an RBI double for the Venados. Gameday box score

Guasave 6, Obregon 1
James Avery, who spent the season with the Tigers' Double-A affiliate, allowed two hits and struck out seven over seven shutout innings as the Algodoñeros beat the Yaquis. Japhet Amador had two hits, including a three-run homer, and former Minor Leaguer Jesus Cota reached base three times and drove in a run for Guasave. Carlos Valencia had two hits and singled home Obregon's only run. Gameday box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Ponce 2, Caguas 1
Ryan Tatusko gave up a run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings to end a personal four-game losing streak as the last-place Leones edged the first-place Criollos. Fellow Nationals farmhand Zach Walters went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and Reggie Abercrombie drove in the other run for Ponce. Andy Gonzalez, who's hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, singled and lifted a sacrifice fly for Caguas. Box score

Santurce 4, Mayaguez 3
Former Braves Minor Leaguer Jason Lowey struck out eight over six strong innings as the Cangrejeros climbed within a half-game of first place. Minor League veteran Jeff Dominguez homered and scored twice for Santurce, which got two hits and an RBI from Brewers prospect Yadiel Rivera. Twins prospect Eddie Rosario hit a two-run homer and fell a triple shy of the cycle for Mayaguez. Box score

Carolina at Manati, postponed

Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Constanza, Franklin Gutierrez, Melky Mesa