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Perez helps Cardenales end losing streak

Twins outfield prospect collects three hits, three RBIs in 9-1 romp

Venezuelan Winter League

Lara 9, Margarita 1
Twins prospect Jairo Perez went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored as the Cardenales snapped a six-game losing streak. Luis Jimenez (Mariners) drove in two runs and Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena doubled twice, walked and scored twice for Lara. Minor League veteran Javier Brito collected three hits and drove in the Bravos' lone run. Box score

Caracas 7, Zulia 3
Pirates newcomer Darren Ford had four hits, including a bunt single in a four-run ninth inning that carried the Leones past the Aguilas. Ford, Josh Kroeger and Giants farmhand Daniel Mayora drove in two runs apiece for Caracas, while Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for Zulia. Gameday box score

Magallanes 3, Aragua 2, 14 innings
Royals farmhand Mario Lisson walked, stole second and third and scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the 14th inning as the first-place Navegantes outlasted the Tigres. Former Major Leaguer Juan Rincon struck out four over three scoreless innings to get the win, while Astros Minor Leaguer Jose Martinez had two hits and an RBI for Aragua. Box score

Caribes 2, La Guaira 1, 15 innings
Minor League veteran Luis Nuñez singled home Yankees prospect Jose Gil in the 15th inning as the Caribes ended the Tiburones' four-game winning streak. Angels prospect Jairo Diaz allowed two hits over three scoreless innings to get the victory, while Cubs prospect Eduardo Figueroa yielded one hit over five shutout frames for La Guaira. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Aguilas 6, Toros 0
Cubs right-hander Michael Bowden allowed three hits over five innings for his first win of the season as the first-place Aguilas blanked the Toros. Former Marlins Minor Leaguer Juan Carlos Perez had two hits, including a solo homer, and Omar Luna scored twice for Cibaeñas, while Ricardo Nanita had two of Este's eight hits. Box score

Gigantes 2, Licey 1, 10 innings
Mets farmhand Rafael Fernandez and Twins infielder Alexi Casilla drew back-to-back bases-loaded walks in the 10th inning as the Gigantes climbed back to the .500 mark. Jose De Paula (Padres) yielded three hits over four scoreless innings for Cibao, while Rangers prospect Leonys Martin had two hits, including his third homer, for Licey. Box score

Estrellas 3, Escogido 1
Cubs prospect Nelson Perez homered in the ninth inning to put the finishing touches on the Estrellas' victory over the Leones. Angels prospect Luis Jimenez went 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored for Oriente, while Red Sox Minor Leaguer Steven Wright allowed a run on three hits over six innings for Escogido. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas 13, Carolina 4
Carlos Rivera slugged a three-run homer and Rey Navarro also contributed three RBIs in the first-place Criollos' third straight win. Andy Gonzalez and Edgardo Baez also went deep and former Major Leaguer Jorge Padilla was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored for Caguas. Cardinals prospect Anthony Garcia and Marlins farmhand Ben Lasater each drove in two runs for Carolina. Box score

Ponce 2, Santurce 1
Twins prospect Angel Morales led off the bottom of the eighth inning with his second homer of the season as the Leones pulled out their third straight win. Royals prospect Christian Colon singled, stole a base and scored for Ponce, while ex-big leaguer Luis Figueroa accounted for three of the Cangrejeros' six hits. Box score

Mayaguez at Manati, postponed

Mexican Pacific League

Mexicali 10, Obregon 1
Former Royals farmhand Edgar Osuna struck out nine over six shutout innings as the Aguilas cruised to their fourth straight victory. Issmael Salas went 2-for-3 with a walk, his eighth homer and four RBIs for Mexicali, while Christian Villanueva homered for Obregon, which had a three-game winning streak snapped. Gameday box score

Navojoa 1, Culiacan 0
Former Braves farmhand Matt Esquivel homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Mayos snapped a four-game losing streak. Hector Velazquez struck out eight and allowed two hits over six scoreless frames for Navojoa, while Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 in a losing effort. Gameday box score

Guasave 5, Mazatlan 0
Twins prospect Chris Colabello went 3-for-4 and scored twice to lead the Algodoñeros past the last-place Venados. Juan Delgadillo allowed two hits over seven innings for his third win and Ivan Araujo homered, tripled, drove in three runs and scored twice for Guasave. Former Phillies farmhand Brian Burgamy had one of Mazatlan's three hits. Gameday box score

Hermosillo 5, Los Mochis 4
Braves prospect Todd Cunningham went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI as the Naranjeros held off the Cañeros. Luis Borges collected four hits, an RBI and a run scored for Hermosillo, while Cardinals prospect Jermaine Curtis was 4-for-5 with a run scored to extend his hitting streak to seven games for Los Mochis. Gameday box score