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Manny continues resurgence in Aguilas' romp

Emerging from slump, 12-time All-Star collects three hits, RBI, scores twice

Dominican Winter League

Aguilas 14, Licey 1
Manny Ramirez went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Aguilas used a seven-run first inning to cruise past Licey. Dodgers prospect Rafael Ynoa also collected three hits and drove in four runs, while Efren Navarro (Angels) contributed three RBIs for Cibaeñas. Angels infielder Erick Aybar had two hits and scored the Tigers' only run. Box score

Escogido 9, Toros 4
Free agent Conor Jackson smacked a three-run homer and singled in his winter ball debut, helping the Leones snap a three-game losing streak. Pirates outfielder Starling Marte tripled in a run and scored twice for Escogido, while Mets prospect Cesar Puello doubled, walked and scored twice in a losing effort. Box score

Estrellas 5, Gigantes 4
D-backs prospect Alfredo Marte homered leading off the ninth inning as the Estrellas pulled out their third straight victory. Cubs prospect Nelson Perez drilled a three-run blast and walked twice for Oriente, while Moises Sierra (Blue Jays) hit a three-run shot for the Gigantes. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Magallanes 3, Aragua 0
Sergio Perez, who spent the season with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate, struck out six over five innings for his league-leading seventh win as the Navegantes blanked the Tigres. Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run triple and scored for Magallanes, while Luis Hernandez (Indians) and Joey Gathright had two hits apiece for Aragua. Box score

La Guaira 8, Caribes 2
Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Tiburones past the Caribes. Renny Osuna, who spent the season with the Angels' Double-A affiliate, also had three hits and scored twice for La Guaira, while Gustavo Molina delivered an RBI double and scored Anzoategui's other run. Box score

Caracas 5, Zulia 4
Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-4 and scored twice as the first-place Leones held on for their fourth consecutive victory. Pirates prospect Ramon Cabrera homered and drove in two runs for Caracas, while the Aguilas got a two-run homer in the ninth inning from Braves prospect Evan Gattis. Gameday box score

Lara 6, Margarita 3
Former Major Leaguer Chris Jakubauskas allowed two runs on seven hits over seven-plus innings to win his third straight decision for the Cardenales. Royals farmhand Paulo Orlando went 4-for-5 and scored twice for Lara, while Jose Lopez and Luis Jimenez drove in two runs apiece. Javier Brito homered and plated all three runs for Margarita. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas 6, Mayaguez 5
Giants prospect Johnny Monell homered for second straight game, then delivered a walk-off single in the ninth for the first-place Criollos. Former Major Leaguer Ramon Castro went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Caguas, while Twins prospect Daniel Ortiz picked up two hits and drove in two runs for the Indios. Box score

Carolina 3, Ponce 1
Astros prospect Enrique Hernandez went 3-for-4 with an RBI to raise his average to .328 and lead the Gigantes past the last-place Leones. Willie Collazo (Blue Jays) got the win, yielding a run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings, while Astros top Draft pick Carlos Correa contributed two hits and scored a run for Carolina. Padres prospect Reymond Fuentes drove in the lone run for Ponce, which has lost five straight. Box score

Santurce 5, Manati 4
Former Minor Leaguer Geraldo Valentin went 3-for-4 and scored twice in the Cangrejeros' second straight win. Luis Figueroa and Luis Rivera drove in two runs apiece for Santurce, while Manati got solo homers from Brahiam Maldonado and Edwin Maysonet. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Guasave 3, Navojoa 2, 1st game
James Avery, who spent the season with the Tigers' Double-A affiliate, allowed a run on four hits over five innings to improve to 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. Orioles farmhand Zelous Wheeler went 2-for-3 and scored a run for the Algodoñeros, while Rolando Acosta homered and singled for Navojoa. Gameday box score

Guasave 2, Navojoa 1, 2nd game
Former Padres Minor Leaguer R.J. Rodriguez pitched a three-hitter for his league-leading second complete game as the Algodoñeros completed a doubleheader sweep. Japhet Amador supplied Guasave's offense with his eighth homer, while Navojoa's Rolando Acosta went yard for the second game in a row. Gameday box score

Mexicali 5, Los Mochis 2
A's newcomer Luke Montz hit a three-run homer, his third in four games, to power the Aguilas past the Cañeros. Yuniesky Betancourt and Jorge Guzman also went yard for Mexicali, while Jesus Arrendondo had two hits and drove in both runs for Los Mochis. Gameday box score

Culiacan 5, Mazatlan 1
Former Major Leaguer Amauri Sanit allowed one hit and struck out seven over seven innings for his league-leading seventh win as the Tomateros cruised past the Venados. Cory Aldridge, who spent most of the season with the Angels' Triple-A affiliate, went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Culiacan, which has won three in a row. Ivan Terrazas had two hits and drove in Mazatlan's lone run. Gameday box score

Obregon 4, Hermosillo 3, 11 innings
Former Braves farmhand Daniel Castro singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning as the Yaquis outlasted the Naranjeros. Yankees prospect Jose Figueroa collected three hits and scored a run, while Major League veteran Willy Taveras went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored for Obregon. Hermosillo's Jorge Cantu homered for the third straight game. Gameday box score

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