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Winter League roundup: Sardinas leads La Guaira

Rangers prospect helps club top Zulia in Venezuelan Winter League action

Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira 7, Zulia 3
Rangers No. 2 prospect Luis Sardinas continued his hot start to the season, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs in La Guaira's 7-3 victory over Zulia. Sardinas, who drove in runs with two out hits in both the third and fifth innings, is now hitting .355 for La Guaira this season. Freddy Galvis' three-hit night paced Zulia, and Reds third baseman Henry Rodriguez also had two knocks, including a sixth-inning home run. Box score

Lara 6, Margarita 3
Mariners youngster Jesus Montero went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in a run, as Lara knocked off Margarita, 6-3. Anderson De La Rosa hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, starting a three-run frame that would put the game out of reach early. Chris Jakubauskas, a right-hander currently in the Indians' system, gave up a pair of homers, but was otherwise sharp in seven solid innings. He earned the win. Kansas City's Max Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a homer in defeat. Box score

Caribes 9, Caracas 5
First-place Caribes showed why it has been so dominant this season, jumping out to an eight-run lead by the time the fifth inning ended Tuesday night. Left fielder Oscar Salazar went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while Niuman Romero, Jose Castillo and Eduardo Escobar each had two hits. Caribes jumped out in front early with Jose Gil's two-run homer in the second inning and then got 5 2/3 innings of three-hit ball from Indians farmhand T.J. McFarland, who allowed just one run. Box score

Puerto Rican Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente

Caguas 8, Santurce 4
Giants farmhand Johnny Monell had three hits Tuesday night, as Caguas cruised to an 8-4 victory over Santurce. Monell's two-run fourth-inning homer gave Criollos de Caguas a six-run lead, and the outcome was never in doubt. Highly touted Reds speedster Billy Hamilton went 2-for-3 on the night for Santurce with two walks. Of course, if you put Billy Hamilton on base, you're asking for trouble, and Hamilton made Caguas pay with three stolen bases. Box score

Carolina at Mayaguez: PPD, rain

Dominican Winter League

Gigantes 4, Aguilas 3
Rangers outfielder Leury Garcia hit a two-run homer to pace Gigantes past Aguilas on Tuesday night. His third-inning blast got Gigantes on the board, and Hanser Alberto hit a two-run single in the fifth to break the tie in Gigantes' 4-3 victory. Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario went 2-for-4 with a homer for Aguilas, and Dan Black also had two hits and an RBI.

Licey 7, Toros 3 F/12
Tigres del Licey burst out for four runs in the top of the 12th inning to knock off Toros, 7-3, on Tuesday night. The Dodgers' Dee Gordon -- playing center field in the Dominican League -- went 3-for-5 and started the 12th-inning rally with a walk. Milwaukee's Juan Francisco went 2-for-2 with three walks for Licey, which improved to 12-4 with the win. Licey starter Jose Contreras struck out six over five innings, and allowed two runs -- one earned. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Mazatlan 2, Navojoa 0
Mario Santana and Henry Mateo hit back-to-back doubles in the sixth inning, breaking a scoreless tie, and Bryan Petersen followed with an RBI single. The two-out rally gave Mazatlan the 2-0 lead it would eventually win by against Navojoa on Tuesday night. Mazatlan starter Ryan Hinson, a left-hander in the Braves organization, tossed seven shutout innings and allowed just two hits to pick up his second win of the season. Box score

Guasave 10, Obregon 2
Eduardo Arredondo and Zelous Wheeler -- an infielder in the Orioles organization -- had three hits apieace, as Guasave crushed Obregon, 10-2. Wheeler's fifth-inning shot was one of four Guasave home runs on the night, as Jose Rodriguez, Jesus Cota and Baltazar Lopez also went yard. Starting pitcher Orlando Lara surrendered a pair of solo homers, himself -- to Obregon's Dan Robertson and Donald Lutz, but he allowed just one other hit in six innings. Box score

Culiacan 5, Los Mochis 4
Alex Liddi's seventh inning homer proved to be the difference as Culiacan held off Los Mochis on Tuesday night. Maxwell Leon and Ricardo Serrano also went deep for Los Mochis, and Ali Solis -- a catcher in the Pirates' organization -- continued his hot start to the season with a 2-for-3 night, raising his average to .340. Alejandro Armenta allowed just an unearned run in 5 1/3 frames to pick up his first win. Yancarlo Angulo hit a three-run homer for Los Mochis, but it wasn't enough. Box score

Culiacan 5, Los Mochis 4
Jerry Owens and Yunesky Sanchez each had two hits for Culiacan in a 5-4 victory over Los Mochis on Tuesday night. The Angels' Barry Enright allowed four hits and two runs over 5 2/3 innings to pick up the win. Ramon Rios had two of Mexicali's four total hits on the night. Box score

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