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Winter League roundup: Hague heads Toros' attack

Dominican Winter League

Toros 8, Aguilas 2
Matt Hague, a first baseman in the Pirates organization, continued his solid start to the Dominican Winter League season with a 2-for-5 night as Toros defeated Aguilas, 8-2. Hague drove in three runs, including two on a first-inning single, which put Toros ahead for good. Shortstop Hector Gomez pounded out three hits, while Colorado infielder Jordan Pacheco and Texas outfielder Jim Adduci each had two hits and two runs. Elih Villanueva picked up his first win of the season with six scoreless innings of three-hit ball. Box score

Estrellas 5, Escogido 3
Pirates center fielder Felix Pie reached base every time he came to the plate Wednesday night, propelling Estrellas to a 5-3 victory over Escogido. Pie went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI, and five Estrellas relievers combined to toss six shutout innings. Rays farmhand Freddy Guzman went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI triple for Escogido. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Caribes 4, Caracas 1
Chris Smith tossed six innings of one-run ball for Caribes, which broke out for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to knock off Caracas, 4-1. Jose Castillo hit a game-tying solo home run in the seventh before driving in two more with a single in the eighth, as Caribes managed to maintain its slim lead atop the Venezuelan Winter League. Danny Dorn went 2-for-4 with a double for Caracas. Box score

Zulia 10, Aragua 6
Ender Inciarte's four-hit night paced Zulia to an impressive come-from-behind win in a slugfest against Aragua. After falling behind, 5-1, in the first, Zulia rallied for six runs in the fourth inning and three more in the seventh to put the game out of reach. Inciarte, a 23-year-old outfield prospect in the D-backs system, scored twice, as Philadelphia's Freddy Galvis went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBIs. Box score

Magallanes 4, Margarita 0
Six Magallanes pitchers combined to shut out Margarita on Tuesday night in a 4-0 victory. Yoel Hernandez picked up the win -- his second of the season. Offensively, Magallanes pounded out 10 hits, including two apiece from the Indians outfielder Ezequiel Carrera, Yankees farmhand Adonis Garcia and right fielder Frank Diaz. With the win, Magallanes stayed a half-game back of first-place Caribes. Box score

Lara at La Guaira: PPD, rain

Puerto Rican Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente

Santurce 3, Caguas 2
Austin Wates' 10th-inning single plated Luis Matos, giving Santurce a 3-2 lead -- the score it would eventually win by on Wednesday night. Kris Negron's two-out RBI double in the bottom of the eighth plated the tying run for Caguas, setting the stage for Wates' heroics. Arik Sikula pitched a scoreless bottom of the 10th to earn the save. Wates, an outfield prospect in the Astros organization, had two hits and a stolen base. Reds phenom Billy Hamilton also swiped a bag -- his fourth steal in two nights. Box score

Carolina at Ponce: PPD, rain

Mexican Pacific League

Guasave 12, Obregon 9
Kalian Sams had three hits -- one a homer -- as Guasave came from behind to beat Obregon on Wednesday night, 12-9. Orioles infield prospect Zelous Wheeler also added his sixth home run of the season -- a two-out, two-run shot in the fourth. But the Guasave offense did most of its damage in the seventh, scoring seven times and amassing eight hits -- all before the first out was recorded. Agustin Murillo and Carlos Valencia each had three hits for Obregon. Box score

Navojoa 2, Mazatlan 1
Eddie Gamboa tossed 6 1/3 scoreless frames, picking up the win as Navojoa knocked off Mazatlan, 2-1. Navojoa shortstop Jose Chavez went 2-for-3, and DH Abel Martinez doubled and scored a run. Marlins farmhand Bryan Petersen provided the offense for Mazatlan, going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and the club's lone RBI. Horacio Ramirez's five scoreless innings weren't enough as the Mazatlan bullpen couldn't keep the Navojoa offense at bay. Box score

Los Mochis 6, Culiacan 3
Los Mochis outfielder Sergio Perez boosted his team-leading batting average to .395 as Los Mochis defeated Culiacan, 6-3, on Wednesday. Perez went 2-for-4 with a double, and second baseman Juan Carlos Gamboa also had a pair of hits for Los Mochis, which plated three in the eighth. Roberto Lopez hit a two-out RBI single to put Los Mochis in front for the first time, and Gamboa followed with a two-run double, providing some insurance. Box score

Hermosillo 8, Mexicali 2
First-place Hermosillo made it look easy yet again, routing Mexicali, 8-2, on Wednesday. Efren Navarro, who played in four games this season with the Angels, went 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs. Shortstop Heber Gomez added three hits as well. Luis Garcia had two doubles and two RBIs for Hermosillo, which improved to 16-5. Ryan Verdugo struck out seven in six frames to earn the win. The Royals farmhand allowed two runs on four hits. Box score