Winterball Roundup - 1/10

A couple of Rangers, Guillermo Moscoso and Nelson Cruz, helped their clubs to key playoff victories on Sunday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Arizona Fall League: Surprise - SEASON OVER
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.

Mexican Pacific League

No Rangers appeared on Sunday.

Venezuelan Winter League

Caracas starting pitcher Guillermo Moscoso helped the Leones earn the victory with a solid effort. The right-hander allowed three runs (two earned) in 5.1 innings. He gave up five hits while walking zero and fanning one.

Moscoso threw 71 pitches [49 strikeouts] in the start, and he gave up solo home runs to second baseman Alberto Callaspo and first baseman Ernesto Mejia. Mejia, a Braves farmhand, led the Venezuelan League with 14 home runs during the regular season.

Renny Osuna's postseason batting average dropped to an even .300 after he singled once in four at-bats in La Guaira's 5-3 win. Defensive replacement David Paisano played right field and struck out in his only plate appearance.

Dominican Winter League

After missing over a month due to an injury, slugging outfielder Nelson Cruz appeared in his first game of the postseason with Cibao. Cruz was called upon as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 10th of a 1-1 game. He reached on an error by second baseman Anderson Hernandez before being lifted for a pinch runner.

Escogido shortstop Joaquin Arias was 1-for-4 with a base on balls.

Jumbo Diaz yielded two hits in two-thirds of an inning, but he didn't allow a run. Diaz also didn't have a walk or a strikeout. He has still yet to allow a run in the postseason.

Puerto Rican Winter League

No Rangers appeared on Sunday.

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