Gimenez and Ryan Continue Hitting But LaRoche Doesn’t

MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE

Venados de Mazatlan� 4,� Mayos de Navojoa� 1� — Los Venados had been held to just one single and three walks scattered over the first 7 innings, and they entered the bottom of the 8th trailing Los Mayos 1-0.� (Navojoa had scored their run on three singles in the 5th.)� Then with one out in the bottom of the 8th, RF Rogelios Noris walked.� Two singles loaded the bases, then a single and two doubles drove in 4 runs to give Mazatlan the win.� Noris struck out in both of his other two at-bats.

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Criolles de Caguas� 9,� Gigantes de Carolina� 1� — Both teams posted 8 hits in this game, but Los Criolles were able to make better use of their hits, as well as take advantage of errors and wild pitches.� Los Gigantes scored their only run in the 8th.� Benji Gonzalez got into the game as a pinch-hitter in that inning but flied out.� A walk, a double, and another walk loaded the bases, and former Indy Indian RF Luis Matos drove in the run with an RBI grounder.� Matos had two hits in the game.� Caguas scored in five different innings, including a 4-run 7th inning.� Another former Indy Indian, SS Luis Figueroa, had the RBI single in the 6th inning, and he and 3B Ramon Vazquez both walked in rallies for Caguas.

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Tigres del Licey� 7,� Aguilas Cibaenas� 1� — C Robinzon Diaz missed hitting for the cycle by just a home run — he singled, doubled, and tripled for Licey.� The triple came first, and it followed a solo home run in the top of the 2nd.� Diaz did not have a hit in Licey’s 4-run 3rd inning, when Los Tigres scored on five singles, including one by Indianapolis area native 1B Jake Fox.� Diaz doubled in the 6th and singled in a run in the 8th.� C Luke Carlin went 0-for-3 for Los Aguilas, whose only run came on a solo homer in the 7th.

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Nancy Zinni

Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.

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