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Winter League roundup: Ciriaco keeps Escogido on top

Dominican Winter League
Escogido 1, Gigantes 0
Freddy Guzman stole two bases in the sixth inning before scoring on Pedro Ciriaco's single as Escogido remained in first place in the round-robin playoffs. Ciriaco had a game-high two hits, while Chris Leroux struck out 12 in six innings to earn the win. Baltimore's Alexi Casilla was one of three Gigantes with a hit. Box score

Aguilas 10, Licey 1
Aguilas used a pair of four-run innings to thump Licey as the two teams moved into a tie for second place in the round-robin playoffs. Royals prospect Francisco Pena drove in three runs and was one of five Aguilas players to record two hits. Chris Cody earned the win by allowing one run on four hits and striking out 10 in eight innings. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League
Magallanes 2, Zulia 1
Giants prospect Mario Lisson went 3-for-4 with two doubles and Seattle's Endy Chavez had two hits to keep Magallanes in first place in the round-robin playoffs. Dustin Richardson earned the win by throwing 6 1/3 innings of one-hit ball. Philadelphia's Freddy Galvis had one of Zulia's three hits. Box score

Caracas 2, Caribes 1
Former Major Leaguer Bobby Abreu led off the ninth with a double and a pinch-runner scored on Gregorio Petit's single as Caracas moved into second place in the round-robin playoffs. Abreu and Petit each had two hits, while Oscar Salazar led Caribes with a pair of hits. Box score

Puerto Rican Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente
Mayaguez 10, Ponce 5
Mayaguez scored four runs each in the seventh and eighth innings to continue its stranglehold on the top spot in the round-robin playoffs. Twins prospect Eddie Rosario went 5-for-5 with three RBIs while Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon went 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Milwaukee's Irving Falu and Luis Figueroa also had two hits. Box score

Caguas 2, Carolina 1
Two Carolina fielding errors led to a two-run seventh inning and victory for Caguas, which remains in second place in the round-robin playoffs. Reds prospect Neftali Soto and Edgardo Baez led Caguas with two hits, while Reds prospect Rey Navarro had one. Box score

Mexican Pacific League
Hermosillo 6, Los Mochis 5
Daryle Ward hit a go-ahead double in the bottom of the seventh as Hermosillo won in the opener of one semifinal. Zelous Wheeler, Jerry Owens and Jonathan Aceves had two hits each for Hermosillo. Ramon Orantes and Emmanuel Avila each had two knocks for Mochis. Box score

Mexicali 7, Navojoa 5
Gil Velazquez went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Mexicali to victory in the opener of one semifinal. Rangers prospect Brad Snyder and Ramon Rios added two hits for Mexicali. Wes Bankston and Rolando Acosta each had two hits for Navojoa. Box score

Cash Kruth is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth.