Cubs Oct. 18 Notebook

Jeimer Candelario hit a pair of homers and added three doubles in Mesa’s 20-6 loss to Surprise. Christian Villanueva is hitting bombs in Mexico.

Arizona Fall League
On Oct. 16, Mesa got beat 20-6 by Surprise but got a big game from 3B Jeimer Candelario, who went 5-for-5, with a pair of homers and three doubles. The 21-year-old knocked in four runs, scored twice, and is hitting .800 (8-10) with 18 total bases in three games. C Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 and slugged his first AFL homer, a solo blast in the 8th. Right-hander Corey Black surrendered four runs in the fifth on four hits and a pair of walks. Black threw 27 pitches, 17 for strikes.

Venezuelan Winter League
Oct. 16—LF Bryant Flete (.474) went 0-for-2 with a walk in Zulia’s 5-1 loss to La Guaria.....P.J. Francescon worked a scoreless inning of relief in Margarita’s 7-0 loss to Caracas....Erick Leal got charged with a blown save in Magallanes 8-7 win over Lara. The right-hander allowed a run on two hits in one-third of an inning.....2B Gioskar Amaya was 0-for-2 with in Aragua’s 2-1 loss to Caribes.

Oct. 17—Bryant Flete struckout as pinch hitter in Zulia’s 6-2 loss to Aragua.

Dominican Winter League
Oct. 16—Right-hander Frank Batista worked a scoreless sixth in Agulias’ 5-4 win over Gigantes....1B Taylor Davis went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Toros 3-1 win over Estrellas.

Oct. 17—Arismendy Alcantara walked and scored in five plate appearances in Licey’s 8-3 win over Toros. 1B Taylor Davis went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.



Mexican Pacific Winter League
Oct. 16—Christian Villanueva slugged his third homer but it wasn’t enough as Obregon lost to Navojoa 8-2.

Oct. 17-Villanueva hit his league best fourth homer in Obregon’s 5-0 win against Navojoa. He finished 2-for-4 with two RBI. Villanueva is hitting .391/.483/.957 in seven games with 8 RBI and 22 total bases.

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