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Winter League roundup: Odor powers Magallanes

Rangers prospect homers in eight-run inning; Profar goes 4-for-4 for Licey

Venezuelan Winter League

Magallanes 12, Aragua 10
Magallanes second baseman Rougned Odor, the Rangers' No. 3 prospect, picked up both of his hits in the club's eight-run third inning, leading off with a single before punctuating the rally with a three-run homer to right field. Aragua scored four runs in the first and two in the third before Magallanes responded with the big inning. Aragua made it interesting, however, scoring three runs in the ninth inning to pull within two. Yankees Minor Leaguer Adonis Garcia also enjoyed a solid day at the plate for Magallanes, going 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Box score

Lara 3, La Guaira 1
Braves Minor Leaguer Jose Yepez hit a two-run homer to left-center field in the eighth inning to give Lara a 3-0 lead. Yepez's blast drove in Joe Thurston, a former Major Leaguer who went 3-for-4 with a double. Designated hitter Alex Cabrera led the way for La Guaira, going 3-for-4 with two doubles. Seattle's Jesus Montero drove in Lara's first run on a fly-ball single to right. Box score

Caribes 8, Zulia 7
Caribes withstood a late rally thanks to a six-run third inning, highlighted by designated hitter Balbino Fuenmayor's grand slam. Fuenmayor, a 23-year-old corner infielder/outfielder in the Blue Jays' organization, finished 2-for-4 as Caribes' No. 9 hitter. First baseman Leslie Anderson, who spent the past four years with Tampa Bay's Triple-A Durham affiliate, went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI for Caribes. Zulia scored two runs in the ninth to pull within a run, but Ali Castillo popped out to end the threat. Box score

Caracas 6, Margarita 0
Caracas used a 10-hit offensive attack and held Margarita to only three hits, rolling to an easy victory. Starter Yoanner Negrin pitched five innings, then relievers Ronald Uviedo, Ugueth Urbina, Wilsen Palacios and Jose Ascanio combined to shut the door over four perfect innings with five strikeouts. First baseman Jesus Aguilar, the Indians' No. 17 prospect, delivered the biggest hit in the third inning, a three-run homer to left. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Licey 5, Escogido 3
Yamaico Navarro, an infielder who spent most of last year with Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk affiliate, broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh with a three-run homer to left field, leading Licey to the victory. Rangers rookie Jurickson Profar, serving as Licey's designated hitter, finished 4-for-4 with two runs scored. Licey also got a strong start out of Seattle's Hector Noesi, who allowed one run on three hits in five innings. Escogido's Gregory Polanco, the Pirates' No. 2 prospect, hit an RBI double to center in the third inning. Box score

Aguilas 7, Gigantes 4
Aguilas broke a 4-4 tie in the 11th inning, scoring three runs with a little help from Gigantes. Keury De La Cruz singled, took second on a wild pitch and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt, coming around to score on a ground-ball single to shortstop that bounced off second baseman Leury Garcia. Later in the inning, Andy Marte reached on a throwing error by third baseman Ronny Gil, a gaffe that allowed two more Aguilas runs to score. Third baseman Maikel Franco, the Phillies' No. 2 prospect, chipped in offensively for Gigantes, finishing 3-for-4 with a run scored. But the game's best performance came from left fielder Oscar Tejeda, who went 3-for-5 with a triple, a homer and three RBIs. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Guasave 5, Culiacan 0
Eduardo Arredondo led the way for Guasave with three hits, including a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Starter Manuel Flores and the bullpen held Culiacan to just six hits. Culiacan starter Omar Espinoza lost his first decision of the season, allowing two runs in 4 1/3 innings. Box score

Los Mochis 6, Navojoa 4
Two big innings proved to be the difference in the game. Los Mochis scored four runs in the first inning thanks to a two-run homer by Brian Burgamy and back-to-back jacks from Ramon Orantes and Sebastian Valle. They scored again on a two-run home run in the eighth by Jake Fox. Box score

Mexicali 8, Mazatlan 2
Mexicali's bats showed plenty of pop, with the team belting out 11 hits in the game. Former Major League third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff had three hits, while Mike Jacobs and Ricky Alvarez each had two. Walter Silva took the loss, allowing three runs on four hits in six innings. Box score

Obregon 10, Hermosillo 3
Obregon roughed up starter Ryan Verdugo and the Hermosillo bullpen, combining for 13 hits. Barbaro Canizares, Karim Garcia and Doug Clark all had three hits. Arturo Lopez won his first decision of the season, allowing three runs on four hits in seven innings. Box score

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