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Criollos stay alive in Puerto Rican Finals

Royals farmhand Navarro gets two hits, scores winning run

Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas 6, Mayaguez 5, 11 innings
Royals farmhand Rey Navarro had two hits and scored on a single by Brewers Minor League Andy Gonzalez in the 11th inning as the Criollos stunned the Indios in Game 7 of the best-of-9 Finals. Mayaguez was one out away from the championship when Orioles newcomer Edgardo Baez delivered an RBI double in the ninth. Former Major Leaguer Luis Figueroa drove in three runs for Caguas, which still trails the series, 4-3. Marlins prospect Jeff Dominguez doubled twice and drove in a run for the Indios. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira 4, Aragua 2
Giants prospect Hector Sanchez had two hits and drove in two runs to help the Tiburones even the best-of-7 Finals at 1-1. Former Rays farmhand Cesar Suarez was 3-for-3 with a solo homer and three runs scored, while Reds left-hander Matt Klinker pitched four scoreless innings for La Guaira. Jorge Cortes and Hector Gimenez provided the Tigres' offense with solo shots. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Aguilas 1, Escogido 0
Former Major Leaguer Lorenzo Barcelo allowed four baserunners and struck out six over eight innings, helping the Aguilas climb within 3-1 in the best-of-9 Championship Series. Mets right-hander Miguel Batista finished off the shutout with his league-leading sixth postseason save and Phillies newcomer Hector Luna drove in the lone run for Cibaeñas. Astros right-hander Aneury Rodriguez tossed four hitless frames after Twins southpaw Francisco Liriano was charged with an unearned run on two hits over the first four innings for Escogido. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Obregon 6, Guasave 4
Cubs newcomer Alfredo Amezaga went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and three runs scored as the Yaquis took a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-7 Championship Series. Former Braves farmhand homered and drove in four runs and former Padres Minor Leaguer Rolando Valdez pitched five solid innings for the win. Jesus Lopez slugged a two-run homer for Guasave. Box score