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Rodriguez sparks Aguilas to playoff victory

Reds infield prospect homers, drives in four runs, scores twice

Venezuelan Winter League

Zulia 11, La Guaira 6
Reds prospect Henry Rodriguez homered, drove in four runs and scored twice as the Aguilas cruised past the Tiburones in the round-robin playoffs. Nationals farmhand Carlos Maldonado went 2-for-2 with a homer and four RBIs and Blue Jays prospect Darin Mastroianni chipped in three hits, a pair of RBIs and two runs scored for Zulia. White Sox Minor Leaguer Jose Martinez sparked La Guaira with two hits, an RBI and two runs scored. Box score

Aragua 6, Caribes 4
Big league veteran Hector Gimenez hit a three-run homer, former Nationals farmhand Ramon Castro added a two-run shot and ex-Met Edgardo Alfonzo slugged a solo blast as the Tigres clinched a spot in the Championship Series. Former Triple-A All-Star Victor Moreno tossed 2 2/3 shutout innings for the win, while Niuman Romero fell a triple shy of the cycle, drove in two runs and scored twice in a losing cause. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Mayaguez 7, Caguas 4
Former Major Leaguer Jesus Feliciano homered, drove in two runs, scored twice and fell a triple shy of the cycle as the Indios grabbed a 3-2 lead in the best-of-9 Championship Series. Rangers farmhand Jose Ruiz also had three hits and scored twice for Mayaguez, which got 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief from White Sox prospect Ryan Kussmaul. Edgard Clemente smacked a pair of solo homers for Caguas. Box score

Dominican Winter League

No games scheduled

Mexican Pacific League

No games scheduled