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Winter League roundup: Orlando leads Lara

Royals farmhand's bat helps club top Caracas in Venezuelan Winter League action

Venezuelan Winter League

Lara 9, Caracas 1

Venezuelan Winter League

Lara 9, Caracas 1

Paulo Orlando went 3-for-4 and was a home run shy of the cycle, while Red Patterson allowed just one hit and one run over seven innings, striking out seven, to pick up his first victory. Lara scored five unearned runs off Armando Galarraga, who lasted just 3 2/3 innings. Box score

Caribes 11, Aragua 0

Chris Smith was brilliant for Caribes, tossing seven shutout innings. Cory Aldridge was 3-for-3 with a walk, raising his average to .412. Aragua made three errors in the loss. Box score

Margarita 11, Zulia 0

Eric Berger pitched six scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 1.78, while Margarita's offense erupted for 11 runs on 14 hits to surge past Zulia. Seven players had two hits for Margarita. Box score

Magallanes 3, La Guaira 2 (11 innings)

Magallanes tied the game with a run in the seventh inning before Eliezer Alfonso singled to score Ezequiel Carrera in the bottom of the 11th for the walk-off win. Allan Dykstra went 1-for-3 and is hitting .412. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Toros 3, Estrellas 2

Toros was outhit, 9-6, but survived thanks to a three-run outburst in the second inning. Jose Valverde notched his second save while striking out two in the ninth inning. Cubs outfielder Junior Lake went 2-for-4 for Estrellas, raising his average to .314, while having gone 4-for-5 in stolen-base attempts. Box score

Aguilas 6, Gigantes 2

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares went 2-for-5, raising his average to .400, while Zoilo Almonte and Andy Marte each had two doubles to lead Aguilas. Box score

Escogido 5, Licey 1

Escogido used seven pitchers to hold Licey to one run on three hits. Led by Erik Gonzalez, who reached base three times, Escogido knocked around Jose Contreras for four runs on seven hits over five innings. Box score

Puerto Rican Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente

Caguas 6, Santurce 3

Ramon Castro drove in four runs while the Caguas bullpen combined for 5 1/3 shutout innings. Billy Hamilton was 2-for-5 with a triple and his fifth stolen base for Santurce. Box score

Carolina 6, Ponce 2

Yuya Iada threw six innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits while striking out five to pick up his first victory. Shuhei Fukuda, Carlos Moncrief, Ruben Gotay and Jesus Feliciano each had two hits for Carolina. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Obregon 7, Mexicali 4

Christian Villanueva and Said Gutierrez combined to go 7-for-8 with three doubles, two homers and five RBIs for Obregon. David Reyes threw six innings of two-run ball to earn his first win. Mexicali's Kevin Kouzmanoff and Russell Branyan were held hitless in six at-bats. Box score

Guasave 9, Mazatian 5

Guasave scored in five innings to rally from a 4-0 deficit. The bullpen combined for six innings, allowing one run. Mark Hamilton went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs. Box score

Culiacan 1, Navojoa 0

Adam Amezcua drew a walk-off walk to score Maxwell Leon and break the scoreless tie in the bottom of the ninth inning. Leon was 2-for-2 with two walks and two stolen bases. Andres Meza threw five scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.30. Box score

Hermosillo 7, Los Mochis 5

Hermosillo scored three runs with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to steal the win. Jose Amador singled home two runs in before Jesus Loya doubled to score another. Loya was 3-for-4 with a walk. Box score

Jason Mastrodonato is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @jmastrodonato.