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Winter League roundup: Perez keys La Guaira

Royals catcher delivers RBI triple to help beat Margarita in Venezuela

Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira 4, Margarita 3
Margarita scored two runs in the ninth inning, but it still wasn't enough to overcome La Guaira's early lead. Alex Cabrera went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs and Royals catcher Salvador Perez added an RBI triple. Chris Reed got his first win, allowing three hits in six innings. Box score

Magallanes 9, Zulia 4
Scoring nine runs in the first five innings, Magallanes coasted to the victory. Mario Lisson went 1-for-2 with a grand slam. Argenis Diaz also went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Anthony Lerew got his first win, while Alex Torres took his first loss. Box score

Lara 12, Aragua 3
Lara managed to score 11 runs in the first three innings to put the game out of reach. Luis Jimenez went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run. Nick Buss also went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Ty'Relle Harris took his second loss. Box score

Caribes 9, Caracas 8 (13 innings)
Jose Gil doubled before Gorkys Hernandez belted a go-ahead single to left field. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Mazatlan 8, Obregon 3
Obregon managed one less hit than Mazatlan, but plated five fewer runs. David Reyes took his second loss, allowing four runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings. Miguel Aguilar got the win. Box score

Guasave 3, Los Mochis 2
Guasave scored all of its runs in the fifth inning. Orlando Lara got his second win, allowing just one run on two hits in seven innings. Tomas Solis took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits in six innings. Box score

Mexicali 4, Culiacan 3
Mexicali scored two runs in the ninth inning to secure Saturday's comeback win. Mexicali took advantage of two errors and got two RBI singles from Chris Roberson and Ben Guez to take the lead. Marcus Hatley blew his second save. Box score

Hermosillo 7, Navojoa 2
Hermosillo scored five runs in the final three frames. Carlos Gastelum went 3-for-5 and Jesse Gutierrez went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Ryan Verdugo got his fourth win, while Eddie Gamboa took his second loss. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Gigantes 8, Escogido 2
Gigantes scored eight unanswered runs in the final four frames. Carlos Paulino went 3-for-4 and Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5. Reliever Willy Paredes got his second win, allowing no hits in two innings. Box score

Aguilas 7, Estrellas 3
All but one starter for Aguilas had at least one hit in Saturday's game. Dan Black went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, while Danny Santana went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs. Lorenzo Barcelo got his third win, allowing two runs on five hits. Box score

Toros 3, Licey 2
Both teams scored in chunks on Saturday. Toros scored all three runs in the seventh inning, before Licey plated two runs in the ninth. Reliever Jose Diaz got the win, while Juan Cedeno took the loss. Box score

Puerto Rican League

Carolina 5, Mayaguez 3
Carolina had a balanced attack on offense, with all but two starters getting at least one hit. Enrique Hernandez had a great night, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Bobby Bramhall got his first win, allowing one run on four hits in 5 2/3 innings. Box score

Ponce 10, Caguas 8
Ponce scored six runs in the final three innings for a fantastic comeback victory. Jordan Lennerton was the main catalyst, going 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Rubi Silva also had three hits. Jose De La Torre took his second loss, allowing three runs in two-thirds of an inning. Box score

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