A big day for Aaron Hicks. A Trent Oeltjen sighting!
ARAGUA 4, CARACAS 2 IN CARACAS
Twins: Oswaldo Arcia was 0-for-4, scoring once and striking out twice. Josmil Pinto was 0-for-1 as a reserve.
Game summary: Aragua scored all four runs in the ninth, overcoming a 2-0 Caracas lead. Jose Martinez (Houston) hit a two-run double and Jonel Pacheco delivered a two-run single.
Aragua: Martinez was 2-for-4. Seth Etherton struck out six in four shutout innings.
Caracas: Scott Carroll (White Sox) worked five shutout innings, allowing three hits.
MARGARITA 7, ANZOATEGUI 6 IN ANZOATEGUI
Twins: Aaron Hicks was 3-for-5 with a double, driving in one. Sean Burroughs was 2-for-5 and scored once.
Game summary: Margarita scored five in the sixth to turn a 4-2 deficit in to a 7-4 lead, then held on.
Margarita: Jackson Melian was 2-for-4 with a double.
Anzoategui: Alexi Amarista (San Diego) was 2-for-3 with two walks, scoring twice and driving in one. Jose Alvarez (Miami) struck out four in 2.2 scoreless innings.
LARA 8, LA GUAIRA 1 IN LARA
Game summary: Lara scored two in the first and four in the third to take a 6-0 lead. The big hit was a three-run homer in the third by Luis Jimenez (Seattle).
La Guaira: Javier Herrera was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Lara: Tyson Gillies was 2-for-4 with a walk and a double, scoring twice. Oswaldo Navarro (Mets) was 2-for-4 with a walk and a double, scoring once and driving in one.
ZULIA 9, MAGALLANES 1 IN MAGALLANES
Game summary: Zulia scored seven runs in the third and was never threatened.
Zulia: Jose Flores (San Francisco) was 3-for-4 with a walk, driving in one. Ernesto Mejia (Atlanta) was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, scoring twice.
Magallanes: Gabriel Alfaro struck out three in two perfect innings.
GUASAVE 3, LOS MOCHIS 2 IN LOS MOCHIS
Game summary: Mario Valenzuela homered in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie.
Guasave: Valenzuela was 2-for-4. Jesus Cota was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Los Mochis: Saul Soto hit a home run.
MEXICALI 4 HERMOSILLO 2 IN MEXICALI
Game summary: Mexicali scored a pair of runs in each of the first two innings.
Hermosillo: Trent Oeltjen was 2-for-4 with a double. Todd Cunningham doubled and walked twice.
Mexicali: Chris Roberson was 3-for-4 with a double. Sergio Mitre struck out four in five shutout innings.
CULIACAN 6, MAZATLAN 5 IN CULIACAN
Game summary: Cory Aldridge (Angels) hit a three-run homer for Culiacan in the seventh to break a 3-3 tie, then the Tomateros held on to win.
Mazatlan: J. T. Wise (Dodgers) was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and an RBI. Ivan Terrazas hit a two-run homer.
Culiacan: Marlon Byrd was 2-for-4 with a double. Alfonso Sanchez worked 2.2 scoreless innings.
OBREGON 9, NAVOJOA 2 IN OBREGON
Game summary: Obregon put the game away with a six-run fourth.
Navojoa: Francisco Arias was 2-for-4 with a double. Alejandro Soto pitched 2.1 scoreless innings.
Obregon: Willy Taveras was 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Iker Franco was 2-for-2 with two walks.
The Dominican League gets underway tonight!