Renny Osuna came on as a pinch runner in the seventh inning. The utility infielder, who remained in the game at the DH slot, grounded into a fielder's choice in his only at-bat.
Second baseman Yangervis Solarte helped Aragua to a come-from-behind 5-3 victory by going 1-for-4 with a double and a run batted in. Leadoff man Luis Hernandez went 0-for-3 but walked and drove home a run with a sacrifice fly.
Having already clinched a berth in the Dominican Winter League's championship series, Escogido continued playing out the remainder of its round robin playoff schedule on Sunday. Leadoff hitter and centerfielder Julio Borbon was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, dropping his postseason average to .224.
Cibao designated hitter Brad Nelson, who is batting .211 in the playoffs, singled once in five at-bats.
Licey's Engel Beltre got into the game as a pinch runner in the seventh inning and scored a run. Staying in the game in right field and grounded out in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Catcher Jose Felix appeared as a late-inning defensive replacement for Guasave and laid down a sacrifice bunt in his only trip to the plate. With the victory, the Algodoneros took a 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven semifinal against Culiacan.
The Ponce club was eliminated from the postseason on Thursday, meaning Mayaguez will face Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League final best-of-nine series. Only two Rangers appeared in Puerto Rico this winter––both for Ponce.
Catcher Kevin Torres, 21, played in seven games for the Leones, going 2-for-7 with a walk and two strikeouts. Sidearming left-hander Alexander Claudio made three appearances––including one start––for Ponce and worked 5.2 scoreless innings, yielding five hits, walking four, and striking out four.
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