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Rangers' Olt flirts with cycle for Tigres

Dodgers' Gordon chips in four hits, scores twice in 12-5 romp
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Dominican Winter League

Licey 12, Toros 5
Rangers rookie Mike Olt went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBIs, falling a triple shy of the cycle, as the Tigres avoided a third straight loss. Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon collected four hits, stole a base and scored twice for Licey, while Yan Gomes (Blue Jays) homered in a losing effort. Box score

Aguilas 7, Estrellas 3
Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras hit his first homer, a two-run shot in the third inning that helped the Aguilas handed the Estrellas their first loss of the season. Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon struck out eight over five innings for the win, while Todd Linden smacked a two-run blast for Oriente. Box score

Gigantes 4, Escogido 3
Rangers farmhand Robinzon Diaz capped a two-RBI night with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning as the Gigantes kept the Leones winless. Brewers infielder Jean Segura went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored for Cibao, while Yankees prospect Melky Mesa slugged a two-run homer for Escogido. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Margarita 7, Caribes 6
Former Southern League All-Star Javier Brito drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning as the Bravos extended their season-opening winning streak to seven games. Former Tigers farmhand Jackson Melian went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and three RBIs for Margarita, while Padres infielder Alexi Amarista had two hits and drove in two runs for the Caribes. Box score

Zulia 7, Aragua 6, 11 innings
Yankees prospect Francisco Arcia drew a leadoff walk in the 11th inning and scored the winning run on an error as the Aguilas outlasted the Tigres. Ernesto Mejia had two hits, including a three-run homer, and fellow Braves farmhand Evan Gattis also went yard for Zulia. Cubs prospect Ty Wright went 3-for-3, scored a run and fell a homer shy of the cycle for Aragua. Box score

Caracas 11, La Guaira 4
Nationals farmhand Carlos Rivero went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored, leading the Leones to their fifth straight win. Henry Wrigley (Rays), Darren Ford (Mariners) and Hernan Perez (Tigers) collected two RBIs apiece for Caracas, while Dodgers prospect C.J. Retherford hit a solo homer and doubled for La Guaira. Gameday box score

Magallanes at Lara, postponed

Mexican Pacific League

Culiacan 6, Guasave 2
Padres prospect Ali Solis went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Tomateros ran their record to 6-0. Ricardo Serrano chipped in two hits, including a two-run homer, for Culiacan, while former Padres farmhand Jesus Lopez had a sacrifice fly for Guasave. Gameday box score

Obregon 8, Hermosillo 3
Carlos Valencia homered twice and drove in four runs to power the Yaquis, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Former Major Leaguer Doug Clark also went deep and Barbaro Canizares went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored for Obregon. Karim Garcia had two hits, including a two-run single, for the Naranjeros. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 7, Navojoa 5
Phillies' No. 7 prospect Sebastian Valle had two hits, including a solo homer, and scored twice as the Cañeros kept the Mayos winless. Saul Soto, Emmanuel Avila and Sandy Madera also went deep for Los Mochis, while former Major Leaguer Kraig Binick was 4-for-5 and scored a run for Navojoa. Gameday box score

Mazatlan 11, Mexicali 5
Rangers prospect Joey Butler slugged a pinch solo homer as part of a 15-hit attack as the Venados rolled past the Aguilas for their first win of the season. Jesus Castillo and Jaime Trejo also homered for Mazatlan, which got three hits and three RBIs from Ivan Terrazas. Major League veteran Oscar Robles doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored once for Mexicali. Gameday box score

Dominican Winter League

Licey 12, Toros 5
Rangers rookie Mike Olt went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBIs, falling a triple shy of the cycle, as the Tigres avoided a third straight loss. Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon collected four hits, stole a base and scored twice for Licey, while Yan Gomes (Blue Jays) homered in a losing effort. Box score

Aguilas 7, Estrellas 3
Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras hit his first homer, a two-run shot in the third inning that helped the Aguilas handed the Estrellas their first loss of the season. Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon struck out eight over five innings for the win, while Todd Linden smacked a two-run blast for Oriente. Box score

Gigantes 4, Escogido 3
Rangers farmhand Robinzon Diaz capped a two-RBI night with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning as the Gigantes kept the Leones winless. Brewers infielder Jean Segura went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored for Cibao, while Yankees prospect Melky Mesa slugged a two-run homer for Escogido. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

Margarita 7, Caribes 6
Former Southern League All-Star Javier Brito drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning as the Bravos extended their season-opening winning streak to seven games. Former Tigers farmhand Jackson Melian went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and three RBIs for Margarita, while Padres infielder Alexi Amarista had two hits and drove in two runs for the Caribes. Box score

Zulia 7, Aragua 6, 11 innings
Yankees prospect Francisco Arcia drew a leadoff walk in the 11th inning and scored the winning run on an error as the Aguilas outlasted the Tigres. Ernesto Mejia had two hits, including a three-run homer, and fellow Braves farmhand Evan Gattis also went yard for Zulia. Cubs prospect Ty Wright went 3-for-3, scored a run and fell a homer shy of the cycle for Aragua. Box score

Caracas 11, La Guaira 4
Nationals farmhand Carlos Rivero went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored, leading the Leones to their fifth straight win. Henry Wrigley (Rays), Darren Ford (Mariners) and Hernan Perez (Tigers) collected two RBIs apiece for Caracas, while Dodgers prospect C.J. Retherford hit a solo homer and doubled for La Guaira. Gameday box score

Magallanes at Lara, postponed

Mexican Pacific League

Culiacan 6, Guasave 2
Padres prospect Ali Solis went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Tomateros ran their record to 6-0. Ricardo Serrano chipped in two hits, including a two-run homer, for Culiacan, while former Padres farmhand Jesus Lopez had a sacrifice fly for Guasave. Gameday box score

Obregon 8, Hermosillo 3
Carlos Valencia homered twice and drove in four runs to power the Yaquis, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Former Major Leaguer Doug Clark also went deep and Barbaro Canizares went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored for Obregon. Karim Garcia had two hits, including a two-run single, for the Naranjeros. Gameday box score

Los Mochis 7, Navojoa 5
Phillies' No. 7 prospect Sebastian Valle had two hits, including a solo homer, and scored twice as the Cañeros kept the Mayos winless. Saul Soto, Emmanuel Avila and Sandy Madera also went deep for Los Mochis, while former Major Leaguer Kraig Binick was 4-for-5 and scored a run for Navojoa. Gameday box score

Mazatlan 11, Mexicali 5
Rangers prospect Joey Butler slugged a pinch solo homer as part of a 15-hit attack as the Venados rolled past the Aguilas for their first win of the season. Jesus Castillo and Jaime Trejo also homered for Mazatlan, which got three hits and three RBIs from Ivan Terrazas. Major League veteran Oscar Robles doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored once for Mexicali. Gameday box score

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