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MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE

Venados de Mazatlan  7,  Algodoneros de Guasave  5

Guasave took an early lead with a 4-run bottom of the 1st inning, which included a 3-run inside-the-park home run by 3B Marshall McDougall.  Not to be outdone, Mazatlan's CF  Ruben Rivera led off the top of the 2nd with his own inside-the-park home run.  A double and a single put two runners into scoring position for Los Venados after the homer.  The runner from third scored when RF Rogelio Noris bounced into a double play.  Guasave scored again in the 3rd, for a 5-2 lead.  Mazatlan crept closer with an over-the-fence homer in the top of the 5th, and got within one run with an unearned run in the top of the 7th.  Mazatlan took the ...

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