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Manny homers on first pitch in Aguilas' debut

Twelve-time Major League All-Star connects in second inning of 3-2 loss

Dominican Winter League

Escogido 3, Aguilas 2
Manny Ramirez delighted a sellout crowd by homering on the first pitch he saw in his winter ball debut, but the Aguilas were edged by the last-place Leones. Fellow former Major Leaguer Daniel Cabrera allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings for Escogido, which got a two-run shot from Mauro Gomez (Red Sox) and snapped a six-game losing streak. Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan also went deep for Cibaeñas. Box score

Toros 9, Gigantes 2
Matt McBride (Rockies) went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored as the Toros avoided a third straight loss. Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco tripled, doubled and also drove in three runs for Este, while Robinzon Diaz homered and drove in both runs for the Gigantes. Box score

Estrellas 7, Licey 5
Former Minor Leaguer Alex Valdez homered, drove in two runs and scored twice as the Estrellas grabbed sole possession of first place. Phillies infielder Michael Martinez also had a pair of RBIs for Oriente, while Pirates newcomer Anderson Hernandez doubled twice, scored twice and drove in a run for Licey. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Aragua 15, La Guaira 10
Oswaldo Arcia, the Twins' No. 5 prospect, homered and drove in five runs for the last-place Tigres. Former Major Leaguer Guillermo Rodriguez added three hits and four RBIs for Aragua, while Alex Romero tripled twice, scored four times and drove in three runs. Dodgers prospect Alex Castellanos and former Rays farmhand Cesar Suarez homered for the Tiburones. Box score

Margarita 9, Lara 8
Former Nationals farmhand Frank Diaz capped a three-hit, five-RBI night with a bases-loaded triple in the eighth inning as the Bravos ended a three-game losing streak. Phillies prospect Cesar Hernandez chipped in a pair of RBIs for Margarita, while Luis Jimenez drove in three runs for the Cardenales. Box score

Magallanes 3, Caribes 2, 11 innings
Mariners prospect Francisco Martinez drew a one-out walk in the 11th inning and scored the winning run on an error for the first-place Navegantes. Chris Nowak drilled a two-run homer for Magallanes, while Luis Nuñez went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Caribes. Box score

Caracas 7, Zulia 6
Rays farmhand Henry Wrigley went 4-for-4 and capped a three-RBI night with a two-run single in the eighth inning as the Leones rallied for their third straight win. Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez collected three doubles, an RBI and a run scored for Caracas, while the Aguilas got a two-run homer from Braves prospect Evan Gattis. Gameday box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Ponce 8, Caguas 6
Rangers prospect Michael Bianucci went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, three RBIs and a run scored, leading the Leones to their third straight win. Dodgers prospect Jonathan Garcia drove in two runs for Ponce, while Roberto Peña and Roberto Ortiz slugged pinch homers for the Criollos. Box score

Carolina 4, Mayaguez 3, 10 innings
Padres prospect Reymond Fuentes drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning, pushing the Gigantes past the Indios. Rene Garcia (Astros) had two hits and two RBIs for Carolina, while Twins prospect Daniel Ortiz was 4-for-4 with a two-run homer for Mayaguez. Box score

Santurce at Manati, postponed

Mexican Pacific League

Guasave 5, Mazatlan 4
Jesus Cota delivered a walk-off single in the ninth inning to give the first-place Algodoñeros their third win in a row. Zelous Wheeler (Orioles) and Jose Rodriguez homered for Guasave, while Mario Santana went 3-for-4 with a solo shot for the Venados. Gameday box score

Mexicali 3, Obregon 1
Nationals farmhand Jeff Mandel gave up a run on three hits over six innings, helping the Aguilas record their fifth straight victory. A's newcomer Luke Montz went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored for Mexicali, while Major League veteran Alfredo Amezaga scored the Yaquis' lone run. Gameday box score

Navojoa 10, Culiacan 8
Former Orioles farmhand Kraig Binick went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored as the Mayos handed the Tomateros their fifth straight loss. Jose Chavez had two hits, including a three-run blast, for Navojoa, while former Tigers Minor Leaguer Maxwell Leon and Emmanuel Valdez drove in three runs apiece for Culiacan. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 11, Hermosillo 9, 10 inningsFormer Major Leaguer Alexis Gomez capped a three-hit, three-RBI night with a two-run single in the 10th inning as the Cañeros outlasted the Naranjeros. Cardinals prospect Jermaine Curtis extended his hitting streak to eight games for Los Mochis, going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored. Former Reds farmhand Jesse Gutierrez homered twice and drove in three runs in a losing effort. Gameday box score