17-14-1, 1.5 GB
The Saguaros didn't qualify for this year's Arizona Fall League Championship Game after finishing second place in the AFL's West Valley Division.
The following Rangers prospects saw action for Surprise this fall––RHP Ben Henry, LHP Jimmy Reyes, RHP Ryan Rodebaugh, RHP Ben Rowen, RHP Joe Van Meter, C Kellin Deglan, C/1B Brett Nicholas, INF Hanser Alberto, 1B Chris McGuiness, and INF Luis Sardinas.
Leury Garcia, who has seen lots of action at third base for Cibao in recent games, got the start at the hot corner once again on Friday. He went 2-for-5 at the plate, raising his batting average to .304.
Right-hander Johan Yan struck out the side while throwing the seventh inning for his club, but he also yielded an unearned run on one hit.
In a 10-inning game on Friday, the Toros del Este and Tigres del Licey combined to commit 11 errors. While centerfielder Leonys Martin and right fielder Engel Beltre both committed an error, they also had strong days at the plate.
Martin went 2-for-6 with a double (his fifth) and an RBI. Beltre was 3-for-6 with his sixth triple, raising his average to .306.
Second baseman Jurickson Profar appeared as a pinch-runner in the seventh inning and went hitless in three at-bats.
Aguilas del Zulia right-hander Wilfredo Boscan continued his excellent run of starts on Friday, as he yielded one run in six innings. Throwing 50 of his 79 pitches for a strike, Boscan scattered five hits and struck out five without issuing a walk.
Lara's Guilder Rodriguez saw late-inning action as a defensive replacement in left field. He didn't have a plate appearance.
No Rangers appeared in Mexico on Friday.
The Rangers-loaded Leones de Ponce club dropped to a disappointing 4-12 on the season after losing 2-1 in 10 innings on Friday. Ponce's hitters faced a pair of major leaguers, including left-handed starter Scott Kazmir for six innings and lefty reliever J.C. Romero in the final frame.
Rangers catchers Jorge Alfaro and Kevin Torres split Friday's contest behind the plate for Ponce, and each backstop went 0-for-2. Torres struck out twice while Alfaro whiffed once.
Left fielder Mike Bianucci, who played the game's first eight innings, went 0-for-2 but also drew a pair of walks.
Sidearming southpaw Alexander Claudio hurled 2.2 scoreless innings of long relief, working around two hits and an intentional walk. The sinkerballer induced five groundouts and struck out one.
Despite losing 8-3 to Sydney, Brisbane Bandits leadoff hitter and centerfielder Hirotoshi Onaka went 2-for-4 with a double (his third) and a walk. Onaka is now hitting .342 on the Australian Baseball League campaign.
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