4-10, 5.0 GB
First baseman Justin Smoak was one of the lone bright spots in yet another disappointing game for the Rafters. The 21-year-old batted in the cleanup spot and went 2-for-4 with a double.
No Rangers appeared on Tuesday.
It was a big night for the Rangers' prospects with La Guaira.
Playing in his first game of the winter, Max Ramirez played first base and batted cleanup. He was 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run homer.
Outfielder Ben Harrison followed Ramirez's eighth inning shot with a round-tripper of his own. Harrison also walked twice in the game.
The home runs by Ramirez and Harrison were part of a seven-run eighth inning that helped the Tiburones erase a 5-1 deficit.
Renny Osuna appeared as a pinch hitter and walked in both of his plate appearances.
Reliever Kendy Batista yielded one run on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.
Magallanes shortstop Elvis Andrus was hitless in five at-bats. He has gone without a hit in three of his last four starts.
Dustin Nippert suffered the loss on Wednesday, yielding three runs – one earned – in five innings. He walked three and fanned seven.
Begins November 6
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