Nov. 1 Cubs Recap

Former Tennessee Smokies teammates Of Rubi Silva and 3B Jonathan Mota both knocked in runs in the Puerto Rican League season opener on Friday night in Ponce's 9-3 win. Marcos Mateo saved his third game in the DWL.

Arizona Fall League

Albert Almora delivered his first multi-hit game since Oct. 15 with a double and a triple. The designated hitter also walked and is hitting .286. Wes Darvill got the start at third and went 0-3 with a walk and a run in Mesa's 5-4 loss.

Lendy Castillo worked a 1-2-3 sixth inning needing only nine pitches, seven for strikes.

Venezuelan Winter League

Wilson Contreras made his second start behind the plate for Aragua on Friday night. The 21-year-old went 2-3 with a pair of singles and a walk in the 8-2 loss.

Yeiper Castillo (1-1 2.45 ERA) worked a scoreless innings in Zulia's 8-2 win despite allowing a hit and two walks.

Dominican Winter League

Marcos Mateo earned his third save working a 1-2-3 ninth in Estrellas' 5-3 win over Torso. The 29-year-old right-hander has not allowed a run in 7.1 innings.

Mexican Pacific Winter League

Christian Villanueva was 0-4 with a strikeout in Obregon's 4-3 win over Hermosillo.

Marcus Hatley tossed a scoreless ninth in Culiacan's 7-2 win over Mazatian. Hatley allowed a hit and fanned two, lowering his ERA to 1.04.

Puerto Rican Winter League

LF Rubi Silva and 3B Jonathan Mota started in Ponce's 9-3 debut win over Mayaguez. Silva was 2-4 with a RBI, a walk, and scored twice. Mota went 1-3 with a RBI and a walk.

Australian Winter League

Neither P Ryan Searle or C Taylor Davis saw action.

Cubs Winter League prospects stats

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