16-16, 2.0 GB
The Rafters finished with a .500 mark, two games behind the division-winning Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League's West Division.
Guasave catcher Jose Felix came off the bench and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
Caracas reliever Guillermo Moscoso struck out three batters in one scoreless inning. He allowed one hit.
La Guaira second baseman Renny Osuna got his average back to .333 with a pair of singles in four at-bats. DH Max Ramirez went 1-for-4 while pinch runner and right fielder David Paisano struck out in his lone plate appearance.
Joseph Ortiz earned the victory for the Tiburones despite pitching to just one batter. Ortiz struck out the only hitter he faced, lowering his ERA to 2.45. The 19-year-old has yielded just six hits in 12 innings this winter.
Magallanes shortstop Elvis Andrus went hitless in four at-bats, striking out once.
Omar Poveda (3.27 ERA/.287 BAA in 22 innings) continued to do well in spot-start work, as he tossed 5.1 scoreless innings. He scattered five hits while walking two and striking out three.
Azucareros centerfielder Engel Beltre played in his second game of the season, and he went 0-for-1 at the plate.
Cibao DH Nelson Cruz was 1-for-4 with a double, his second in as many nights.
Julio Borbon was 0-for-4, striking out once.
No Rangers appeared on Wednesday.
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