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Torrealba, Leones flex muscle, beat Caribes

Venezuelan Winter League

Caracas 12, Caribes 1
Free agent Yorvit Torrealba homered twice and drove in five runs, helping the Leones square their record at 2-2 in the round-robin playoffs. Red Sox prospect Ronald Bermudez, Indians prospect Jesus Aguilar and Daniel Mayora (Giants) also went yard for Caracas, which got five shutout innings from Minor League veteran Yohan Pino. Orioles newcomer Niuman Romero singled in the Caribes' lone run. Gameday box score

Zulia 7, Magallanes 3
Austin Bibens-Dirkx struck out five and allowed three hits over six shutout innings as the Aguilas climbed into a four-way tie for second place in the round-robin playoffs. Braves farmhand Ernesto Mejia went 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, while Reds prospect Felix Perez ripped a three-run homer for Zulia. Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus hit a two-run single in a losing effort. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Escogido 6, Toros 4
Fernando Tatis singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Leones reeled off their third straight round-robin playoff win. Pirates outfielder Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs for Escogido, which got a solo shot from Mauro Gomez (Red Sox). Blue Jays farmhand Ricardo Nanita had two hits, including a two-run double, for the Toros. Box score

Aguilas 11, Estrellas 4
One night after going 5-for-5, Leury Garcia doubled, singled and drove in two runs to keep the Aguilas atop the round-robin playoff standings. Elian Herrera also had two hits and two RBIs and fellow Dodgers prospect Rafael Ynoa drove in two runs and scored twice for Cibaeñas. Major League veteran Ray Olmedo was 3-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored for the Estrellas. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Culiacan 7, Hermosillo 2
Marlon Byrd hit a grand slam and fellow Major League veteran Ramiro Peña had three hits, including a solo shot, as the Tomateros completed a first-round sweep of the Naranjeros. Francisco Campos struck out seven over seven shutout innings for Culiacan, while Jose Amador went 3-for-4 and scored a run in a losing effort. Gameday box score

Guasave 7, Obregon 5
Red Sox newcomer Mark Hamilton delivered a two-run single as the Algodoñeros squared their best-of-seven first-round playoff series at 2-2. Former Padres farmhand Jesus Lopez also had a pair of RBIs, while Ronny Paulino and Japhet Amador homered for Guasave. Juan Miranda and Carlos Valencia slugged solo shots for the Yaquis. Gameday box score

Mazatlan 1, Mexicali 0
Henry Mateo capped a three-hit night with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Venados evened up their best-of-7 opening-round series with the Aguilas at 2-2. Marco Quevedo yielded two hits over six scoreless innings for Mazatlan, while Mexicali starter Sergio Valenzuela scattered six hits and struck out six over 5 2/3 shutout frames. Gameday box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

No games scheduled

Elvis Andrus, Starling Marte, Yorvit Torrealba