Venezuelan Winter League
Round-robin playoff action started on Saturday as Aragua rallied to win a slugfest against Zulia 12-11. Caribes scored four runs in the bottom of the 7th to beat Magallanes.......Rubi Silva pinch ran and scored the winning run for Aragua......Former Cub minor leaguer Yeiper Castillo got the start for Zulia but didn’t make it out of the third, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks. Former Cub Carlos Marmol worked a scoreless inning for Aragua.
Dominican Winter League
The race is tightening up as the top two teams both lost. Aguilas (3-3) defeated Gigantes (4-2) 4-3 while Toros (2-4) blanked Estrellas (3-3) 1-0. Manny Ramirez was 0-for-3 with a walk in Aguilas’ win. Junior Lake went 0-for-3 in the Estrellas loss.
Mexican Pacific Winter League
Mexican League had the day off.
Puerto Rican Winter League
Santurce improved to 2-0 with a 3-1 win over Mayaguez. Javier Baez went Carolina (1-1) defeated Caguas (1-1) 6-3. SS Javier Baez was 0-for-4 in the Santurce win.