8-7, 1.0 GB
First baseman Mitch Moreland (.364/.475/.606 in 33 at-bats) continued his dominant start to the Fall League, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run batted in.
Moreland is hitting well and showing some power, but he also has an impressive six walks [against six strikeouts] through his first nine games.
Designated hitter Marcus Lemon was 1-for-4 with his second triple in as many games.
Catcher Taylor Teagarden joined the Rafters on Thursday after Yankees prospect Austin Romine left due to an injury. The former Texas Longhorn batted cleanup and went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
Guasave catcher Jose Felix saw action as a pinch hitter, and he struck out in his first-ever winterball plate appearance.
Starting pitcher Luis Mendoza (4.18 ERA/.242 BAA in 23.2 innings) pitched a season-high seven innings, allowing four runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out six.
Renny Osuna got into the game for La Guaira as a pinch runner, but he didn't have a plate appearance.
Lefty Joseph Ortiz tossed two-thirds of an inning of scoreless ball, walking one.
Guillermo Moscoso appeared in his first winterball game of the year, pitching one inning out of the bullpen. The righty allowed one run on two hits and a walk.
There were no games on Thursday.
Begins November 12
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