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Winter League roundup: Ortiz leads Mayaguez

Twins prospect powers club to win over Ponce in Puerto Rican League action

Puerto Rican League

Mayaguez 4, Ponce 1
Mayaguez had a balanced attack, with Daniel Ortiz leading the way. He went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored. Reliever Steve Smith got his fourth win of the season, allowing two hits in 1 2/3 innings of work. Reliever Alex Claudio took the loss. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira 6, Zulia 2
Alex Cabrera had an amazing night at the plate for La Guaira, going 3-for-3 with three home runs and four RBIs. The designated hitter improved his average to .394 on the season. Reliever Jesus Delgado got his fifth win of the season, allowing one hit in two-thirds of an inning. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Culiacan 10, Hermosillo 0
Culiacan dominated Hermosillo from start to finish. The team was led by Joey Meneses, who went 4-for-5 with one home run and three RBIs. Francisco Campos got the win, allowing one hit and four walks in five innings. Juan Oramas took the loss, his first of the season, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks in two innings. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Gigantes 7, Escogido 6 (11 innings)
In a back-and-forth battle, it was Gigantes who came out on top. Jonathan Diaz hit what proved to be the game-winning single in the 11th inning, scoring Carlos Paulino from third. With 19 pitchers used in the contest, it was reliever Franquelis Osoria who got the win, striking out two and allowing just one hit in two scoreless frames. Box score

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