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Puig, Kehrt produce in Indios' victory

Dodgers prospect homers, Red Sox farmhand yields one hit in five shutout innings

Puerto Rican Winter League

Mayaguez 7, Manati 3
Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig homered, singled, drove in two runs and scored twice to power the Indios past the Atenienses. Red Sox farmhand Jeremy Kehrt gave up one hit over five scoreless innings to maintain a 0.00 ERA for Mayaguez, while D-backs prospect Michael Perez provided Manati's offense with his first winter ball homer. Box score

Caguas 6, Carolina 1
Blue Jays prospect Fernando Hernandez allowed a run on four hits over five innings, helping the first-place Criollos shut down the Gigantes. Andy Gonzalez drove in three runs and Giants prospect Johnny Monell drilled a two-run homer for Caguas, while Cardinals prospect Anthony Garcia homered and singled for Carolina. Box score

Santurce 5, Ponce 2
Former Mets Minor Leaguer Luis Rivera drove in three runs as the Cangrejeros snapped a three-game losing streak. Former Major Leaguer Luis Figueroa went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored for Santurce, while Ponce got three hits, including a two-run homer, from Rangers prospect Michael Bianucci. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Zulia 6, La Guaira 1
Minor League veteran Austin Bibens-Dirkx struck out six over five solid innings, helping the Aguilas shut down the Tiburones. D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored for Zulia, while Giants farmhand Ehire Adrianza doubled and scored La Guaira's lone run. Box score

Magallanes 3, Margarita 1
Angels prospect Matt Shoemaker gave up a run on three hits over 5 2/3 innings as the first-place Navegantes won their second straight. Indians outfielder Ezequiel Carrera went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and Darwin Perez reached base four times and scored a run for Magallanes. Cubs outfielder Dave Sappelt drove in the Bravos' only run. Box score

Lara 9, Aragua 5
Robert Perez homered, doubled, drove in four runs and scored twice to lead the Cardenales past the last-place Tigres. Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena added a two-run shot and also scored twice for Lara, while Jose Martinez (Astros) homered and collected three RBIs in a losing effort. Box score

Caribes 3, Caracas 2
Jose Castillo sparked a three-run sixth inning with a two-run single as the Caribes held off the Leones. Brewers farmhand Donovan Hand yielded a run on five hits over five innings for his second winter ball win, while Rays prospect Henry Wrigley grabbed a share of the league lead with his ninth homer for Caracas. Gameday box score

Dominican Winter League

Escogido 4, Gigantes 3
Pinch-runner Freddy Guzman stole second and scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth inning as the last-place Leones handed the Gigantes their third straight loss. Giants farmhand Jackson Williams delivered an RBI triple and scored in Escogido's three-run fifth, while Giants prospect Francisco Peguero and Marlins prospect Marcell Ozuna each had two doubles and an RBI for Cibao. Box score

Estrellas 4, Aguilas 3
Former Major Leaguer Ed Rogers was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, capping a comeback in the first-place Estrellas' fifth consecutive win. Indians prospect Juan Diaz delivered a two-run double for Oriente, while Dodgers infielder Elian Herrera went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, an RBI and a run scored for the Aguilas. Box score

Toros 6, Licey 4
Ricardo Nanita, who spent the regular season with the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, went 4-for-5 and drove in two runs as the Toros handed the Tigres their fourth straight loss. Rockies left-hander struck out nine over 4 1/3 innings but gave up two runs on three hits and five walks for Este. Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon hit a two-run triple for Licey. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Obregon 8, Hermosillo 3
Iker Franco had two hits, including a two-run homer, and scored twice as the Yaquis topped the Naranjeros. Sergio Contreras added a solo shot for Obregon, while Major League veteran Jorge Cantu and Edgar Quintero had two hits and an RBI apiece for Hermosillo. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 5, Navojoa 1
Tomas Solis struck out seven and yielded a run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings as the Cañeros extended their winning streak to four games. Tigers prospect Jamie Johnson had two hits and scored a run for Los Mochis, while Matt Esquivel homered for the Mayos. Gameday box score

Mexicali 9, Mazatlan 6, 10 innings
Former Indians farmhand Roman Peña singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Aguilas stunned the last-place Venados. A's newcomer Luke Montz drilled a two-run homer to cap a four-run ninth inning and a three-RBI night for Mexicali. Former Angels Minor Leaguer Jose Orozco had two hits, including a two-run blast, for Mazatlan. Gameday box score

Guasave 2, Culiacan 0
Former Major Leaguer Andrew Sisco allowed four hits and struck out five over seven innings as the first-place Algodoñeros avoided a third straight loss. Twins prospect Chris Colabello had two hits, including his ninth homer, for Guasave, while Ben Guez doubled and walked twice for the Tomateros. Gameday box score

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