The La Guaira club was limited to just three hits on Tuesday, and the two Rangers in its starting lineup were both held hitless. First baseman Max Ramirez went 0-for-4 with two punchouts while third baseman Renny Osuna was 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Tiburones relief pitcher Joe Ortiz (4.00 ERA/.293 BAA) surrendered a run in 1.2 innings, though he didn't allow a hit. He walked one and struck out two.
Endy Chavez (.240/.321/.290) moved into the leadoff spot for Magallanes and produced a single, two walks, and an RBI in five trips. Shortstop Andres Blanco, who moved down to the two hole, was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt. Blanco committed his eighth error in 31 contests.
Right fielder Erold Andrus saw action for Magallanes as a late-inning defensive replacement. He didn't get a plate appearance.
The Bravos knotted the best-of-three championship series at one win apiece with an 8-4 victory over Caracas on Tuesday. No Rangers appeared in the game.
Toros second baseman Esteban German (.312/.342/.404) had his 16-game hitting streak snapped when he went without a knock in five official at-bats.
Aguilas Cibaenas outfielder Julio Borbon moved closer to breaking out of a long slump by going 2-for-4 with a walk.
Engel Beltre played in center field and went 0-for-2, dropping his average to .333.
Ponce reliever Zach Phillips (6.75 ERA/.300 BAA in 5.1 innings) worked a perfect ninth inning on Tuesday, getting two groundouts and a flyout. After a rough start, Phillips hasn't allowed a run in his last four appearances, spanning 3.1 frames.
Mazatlan middle infielder Brian Barden played both second base and shortstop and went 1-for-5 with a run batted in.
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