Milledge, LaRoche, and Cedeno Rolling In Venezuela


Criollos de Caguas� 7,� Gigantes de Carolina� 3� — The 6-run 4th inning put Los Criollos over the top, as their pitchers held Carolina to just 3 hits.� Carolina’s only run came in the 7th inning.� 2B Benji Gonzalez walked and scored in that inning, and struck out in his only plate appearance.� RF Luis Matos was hit by a pitch and also came around to score.� Los Criollos’ SS Luis Figueroa singled and doubled.� He scored their run in the 3rd, then scored again in the 4th.� 3B Ramon Vazquez contributed an RBI single.


Gigantes del Cibao� 4,� Aguilas Cibaenas� 1� — Los Gigantes scored 2 runs in the 1st inning and 2 runs in the 6th inning, both times with a 2-run homer.� Los Aguilas scattered 3 hits over their first 7 innings.� They threatened in the 8th with a single, then a walk allowed by Gigantes’ reliever Juan Perez.� Perez got out of the inning without a run scoring.� Los Aguilas’ only run came in the 9th. on a solo homer.� LF Starling Marte had his only hit of the game in the 9th, but he was left on base.

Estrellas de Oriente� 5,� Toros del Este� 4� — Los Estrellas broke a 4-4 tie with a run in the bottom of the 11th inning for the walk-off win.� They loaded the bases on a single and two walks, and won on an RBI single.� C Jason Jaramillo came into the game as a defensive replacement for Los Toros behind the plate in the bottom of the 6th.� In his first at-bat, in the top of the 7th, Los Toros loaded the bases on two singles and a walk.� A wild pitch brought in one run, and a fielder’s choice loaded the bases again.� Jaramillo’s RBI ground out brought in the second run of the inning.� SS Pedro Ciriaco, in his first game for Los Toros, had one hit in 5 at-bats — he singled in the 8th, and moved to second base on a subsequent play, but was doubled off second on a line-drive double play.


Venados de Mazatlan� 8,� Mayos de Navojoa� 2� — Los Venados led all the way, and capped off the game with a 3-run 8th inning, scoring on 4 singles and a wild pitch.� Rogelios Noris came in to pinch-hit in the 9th inning, but flied out.� He remained in the game to play left field, but did not have a ball come to him in the bottom of the 9th.

Algodoneros de Guasave� 5,� Yaquis de Obregon� 4� — Los Yaquis posted 13 hits (to just 7 for Guasave) but their 9th inning rally fell short.� CF Jeff Salazar walked twice for Obregon and came around to score one run.� 3B Yurendell de Caster had two of Guasave’s 7 hits, but did not score.

Author: 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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