Milledge, Gimenez, and LaRoche Homer; Ryan Hits For The Cycle
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Senadores de San Juan� 2,� Criollos de Caguas� 1� — San Juan had only two innings in which they had more than one runner on base, and the 6th was the only inning in which they scored — 2 runs on a walk, an error, and a double.� Los Senadores were held to just 3 hits.� But despite 8 hits, Los Criollos took the loss.� They had plenty of base runners, but were able to score only one run in the bottom of the 9th.� 3B Ramon Vazquez was hit by a pitch, advanced to third base on a single, and scored on an RBI single.� Vasquez had walked earlier in the game, but did not have any hits.� SS Luis Figueroa had two singles for Caguas, but was not able to come around to score.
Leones de Ponce� 7,� Gigantes de Carolina�� 6� — SS Benji Gonzalez got the start as the lead-off batter for Carolina tonight.�� He opened the game by walking, and former Indy Indian CF/RF Luis Matos followed by being hit by a pitch.� A walk loaded the bases, and Gonzalez scored on a wild pitch.� After two strikeouts there were two more walks, the second of which forced in Matos.� Ponce scored one run in the bottom of the inning, then Los Gigantes rallied for 4 runs in the 4th.� Gonzalez followed a walk with a single and Matos doubled, driving in one run.� Two more doubles drove in three more runs, including Gonzalez and Matos, for a 6-1 lead.� But Los Leones kept chipping away at the lead.� A bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 9th drove in 2 runs to tie the game.� Another bases-loaded single gave Ponce the winning run in the bottom of the 11th.� Former Pirate farmhand RJ Rodriguez was the winning pitcher, pitching the last 3 scoreless innings for Ponce.� He allowed one hit and two walks over those 3 innings.
Aguilas Cibaenas� 7,� Gigantes del Cibao� 4� — Another game with homers — two for Los Aguilas and three for Los Gigantes.� Los Gigantes were leading 4-2 going into the top of the 8th.� Mike Dubee was on the mound for Los Gigantes, and he struck out the first two batters he faced, then gave up a walk.� He was relieved, and the next batter, 2B Daniel Murphy, hit a 2-run homer to tie the game.� Los Gigantes went down in order in the bottom of the 8th.� Former Pirate Juan Perez began the top of the 9th for Los Gigantes, but faced only one batter — a strikeout.� Los Aguilas had a batter hit by a pitch, but he was erased in a double play.� Los Gigantes loaded the bases with 3 walks in the bottom of the frame, but could not score.� Then in the top of the 10th,� CF Starling Marte led off with a walk, and a fielding error on a sacrifice bunt put two runners on.� Then LF Eric Patterson broke the tie with a 3-run homer.� Los Gigantes had two singles in the bottom of the 10th, but could not score.� Marte also singled in the 7th inning.
Toros del Este� 4,� Estrellas de Oriente� 1� — C Jason Jaramillo had 2 hits in the game for Los Toros.� He singled to lead off the 3rd inning, but was left on base.� He also singled to load the bases in the 6th.� Jaramillo was out at second in a double play, but Los Toros scored twice in that inning.� They also scored one run in both the 4th and 5th innings.� Los Estrellas’ only run came on a solo homer in the bottom of the 9th.� Franquelis Osoria pitched a scoreless 7th inning for Los Estrellas.
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE
Caneros de Los Mochis� 7,� Venados de Mazatlan� 5� — Mazatlan started out with the lead, on a 2-run homer by 1B Robert Saucedo in the 1st, and a run on a double and a single in the 2nd.� Los Caneros took the lead in the bottom of the 3rd with two singles, a walk, and a grand slam.� A solo homer in the 4th and a 2-run homer in the 5th gave Los Caneros a 7-3 lead.� Los Venados scored one run in the 7th, and one more on a solo homer by CF Ruben Rivera in the 8th, but could get no further.� LF Rogelios Noris had one walk in four plate appearances.