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MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE
Venados de Mazatlan� 3,� Tomateros de Culiacan� 1� — All the scoring happened in the 2nd inning in this game.� In the top of the 2nd, Los Tomateros scored their only run on a lead-off homer.� In the bottom of the frame, with one out, Los Venados had a double and two singles, bringing in one run.� LF Rogelios Noris was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and the next batter worked a walk, forcing in the go-ahead fun.� An RBI ground out added the insurance run, and that was all they needed.� Los Venados’ batters went down in order for the next three innings, until DH Jon Weber singled in the 6th, but was erased in a double play.� Noris singled in the 7th, and was left on base.� He was Mazatlan’s last base runner of the night.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Criollos de Caguas� 4,� Leones de Ponce� 3� — 3B/SS Luis Figueroa and 2B/3B Ramon Vazquez won this game for Los Criollos in the 13th inning.� Ponce was leading 3-2 going into the top of the 9th, when pinch-hitter Javier Valentin tied the game with a solo homer.� The score remained tied over the next three innings.� RJ Rodriguez pitched those 3 scoreless innings for Ponce, allowing only one single while striking out 5 Caguas batters.� Rodriguez was relieved by Alberto Rolon to begin the top of the 13th, and the first thing Rolon did was walk Figueroa.� A throwing error on a pick-off attempt put Figueroa on third base, and he scored the winning run on Vasquez’s RBI single.� Ponce got a runner on base with a single in the bottom of the inning, but could not score.� Vasquez also earned the RBI in the 5th inning with a sacrifice fly.
Aguilas Cibaenas� 2,� Estrellas de Oriente� 1� — A pitching duel, with Los Aguilas limited to 5 hits and Los Estrellas to just 4.� Los Aguilas scored their first run in the 3rd inning, when C Luke Carlin walked and came around to score.� They added another run in the 8th, charged to Los Estrellas’ Franquelis Osoria.� Los Estrellas scored their only run in the bottom of the 8th.� LF Starling Marte went 0-for-3 for Los Aguilas.