Perez homers twice in Tiburones' loss

Perez homers twice in Tiburones' loss

Venezuelan Winter League

Zulia 9, La Guaira 7
Royals catcher Salvador Perez homered twice and drove in four runs, but D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra hit a two-run walk-off shot in the ninth inning to give the Aguilas their third straight win. Ernesto Mejia (Braves) also smacked a two-run blast and Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis went 3-for-5 with an RBI for Zulia. Phillies prospect Darin Ruf slugged his league-leading 11th homer for the Tiburones. Box score

Magallanes 5, Margarita 1
Astros infielder Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 with a two-run double to lead the first-place Navegantes to their third consecutive victory. Former Major Leaguer Gustavo Chacin allowed four hits over seven innings for his second win, while Phillies prospect Edgar Duran scored the Bravos' lone run. Box score

Caracas 6, Caribes 5
Pirates newcomer Darren Ford collected three hits and scored three times, including the go-ahead run on Luis Rodriguez's eighth-inning sacrifice fly, for the Leones. Rodriguez, who spent the season with the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate, finished with three hits, while Jake Goebbert (Astros) doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs for the Caribes. Gameday box score

Aragua 5, Lara 0
A's prospect Carlos Hernandez allowed two hits and struck out five over 5 1/3 innings for his first winter ball win as the last-place Tigres blanked the Cardenales. Yangervis Solarte, who spent the season with the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, ripped a two-run homer and Hector Gimenez added a solo shot for Aragua. Lara's Jose Lopez walked twice. Box score

Puerto Rican Winter League

Manati 7, Mayaguez 1
D-backs catching prospect Michael Perez homered for the second straight game and scored twice, leading the last-place Atenienses past the Indios. Former Cardinals farmhand Tyler Herron gave up a run on five hits over six innings for Manati, while Dodgers newcomer Angel Sanchez went 2-for-4 and scored Mayaguez's only run. Box score

Carolina 3, Ponce 1
Former Twins Minor Leaguer Deinys Suarez allowed an unearned run on two hits over six innings as the Gigantes handed the Leones their fourth straight loss. Pedro Valdes went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Carolina, while Dodgers prospect Jesmuel Valentin walked twice and scored the lone run for Ponce. Box score

Santurce 8, Caguas 6
Leadoff man Fehlandt Lentini went 4-for-5 with a homer, four RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Cangrejeros to their second straight win. Minor League veteran Sergio Miranda added two hits and three RBIs for Santurce, while Major League veteran Ramon Castro homered twice and drove in five runs for Caguas. Box score

Mexican Pacific League

Navojoa 8, Los Mochis 5
Wes Bankston's two-run double capped a four-run sixth inning as the Mayos ended the Cañeros' four-game winning streak. Former Indians farmhand Jose Chavez also had a pair of RBIs and Minor League veteran Steve Moss went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for Navojoa. Saul Soto homered, doubled and drove in all five runs for Los Mochis. Gameday box score

Culiacan 5, Guasave 4
Marlon Byrd and Tigers farmhand Ben Guez homered in a three-run first inning that lifted the Tomateros into a first-place tie with the Algodoñeros. Cesar Tapia added a solo shot in the seventh and Francisco Campos yielded a run on three hits over five innings for his third win. Jose Rodriguez extended his RBI streak to 12 games with a solo homer for Guasave. Gameday box score

Obregon 6, Hermosillo 3
Iker Franco went 3-for-3 and homered for the third time in his last four games, helping the Yaquis double up the Naranjeros. Major League veteran Alfredo Amezaga singled twice and scored a run for Obregon, while Hermosillo got three hits from Braves prospect Todd Cunningham. Gameday box score

Mazatlan 5, Mexicali 1
Twins prospect Anthony Slama struck out two in a perfect ninth inning, putting the finishing touches on the Venados' victory over the Aguilas. Former Phillies farmhand Brian Burgamy and Ivan Terrazas each drove in two runs, while Oswaldo Morejon went 3-for-4 with a run scored for Mazatlan. Former Minor Leaguer Jon Weber doubled home Mexicali's only run. Gameday box score

Dominican Winter League

Licey at Aguilas, postponed