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Tiburones de La Guaira 4, Caribes de Anzoategui 3
Los Tiburones had a 4-0 lead going in to the bottom of the 5th, after a solo homer in the 3rd and 3 more runs on 5 singles in the 4th. Los Caribes scratched out one run in the 5th, on a single, a stolen base, and a wild pitch. They rallied again in the 6th, beginning with a lead-off double by CF Gorkys Hernandez. Hernandez tagged up and advanced to third on a fly out, then scored on an RBI single. A walk and a fielding error brought in a second run in that inning, but that was as far as Los Caribes could get. They loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, with Hernandez due to bat. A pinch-hitter was substituted for Hernandez, though, and a grounder force out ended the game.
Tigres de Aragua 5, Bravos de Margarita 1
LF Lastings Milledge doubled twice, scored once, and drove in a run for Los Tigres.
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