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Leones del Caracas 18, Navegantes del Magallanes 5 — Thirteen runs in the top of the 8th for Los Leones took care of this game. Seventeen batters came to the plate, and no homers were hit in the inning. After a lead-off single, C Carlos Maldonado reached on an error. A bunt and a single plated the first run. Corey Hamman came on to pitch for Magallanes, and he got a grounder force out, which allowed Maldonado to score. A single an a throwing error brought in 2 runs, and a single added a run. Hamman was relieved by Jean Machi. Machi gave up three consecutive singles, and two more runs came in, then Machi was relieved. An intentional walk to Maldonado, then a fielding error brought in a run, then two singles, a double, and a throwing error added 4 more runs. Ronald Uviedo made the start for Los Leones, and he gave up one run in his 5 innings — a single, a double by 1B JR House, and a sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning. A double and House’s single started a rally in the 6th, and two runs scored on a single and an error. House also singled in Los Navegantes’ 8th inning rally.
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE
Venados de Mazatlan 5, Naranjeros de Hermosillo 3 — RF Rogelios Noris scored his hometown Mazatlan’s first two runs. He walked to lead off the 3rd inning, then scored on another walk, a sacrifice bunt, and a sacrifice fly. In the 5th, Noris began the inning with a single, then advanced to second base on a bunt, and scored on an RBI double. Los Venados added 2 runs in the 7th on a triple, a double, and a single, then two singles and an error gave them their final run in the 8th. Los Naranjeros’ only runs came on a 3-run homer in the top of the 8th.
Canberra Cavalry 4, Adelaide Bite 0 — The Aussies resumed league play early Wednesday morning, but it wasn’t happy for the Bite. They were held to just 3 singles, though also had 4 walks. LF Quincy Latimore had one of the walks, to lead off the top of the 9th, but he was left on base. The Cavalry scored on a 3-run homer in the 3rd, and added a run on three singles in the 8th.