Aaron Hicks continues to do well.
MARGARITA 7, LA GUAIRA 2 IN MARGARITA
Twins: Sean Burroughs was 1-for-3 with a walk and scored once for Margarita. Aaron Hicks was 2-for-3 with a double, scoring once and driving in one for Margarita. Eduardo Escobar was 0-for-2 with two walks for La Guaira.
Game summary: A four-run third put Margarita up 5-0. Burroughs and Hicks each drove in a run and scored one in the inning.
La Guaira: C. J. Retherford (Dodgers) was 2-for-3 with a walk and a double. Darin Ruf (Philadelphia) hit a home run.
Margarita: Frank Diaz was 4-for-4 with two doubles, scoring once and driving in one. Jackson Melian hit a two-run homer.
CARACAS 5, LARA 3 IN CARACAS
Game summary: Caracas led 5-0 before Lara scored three in the ninth to make it close.
Lara: Tomas Perez was 2-for-3 with a walk and a double, scoring once and driving in one. Guillermo Quiroz hit a two-run homer.
Caracas: Yoanner Negrin (Cubs) pitched five shutout innings, giving up two hits. Darren Ford (Seattle) was 2-for-4 with a walk, scoring twice.
MAGALLANES 9, ZULIA 4 IN ZULIA
Game summary: A four-run sixth gave Magallanes a 7-1 lead. Zulia made six errors, leading to four unearned runs.
Magallanes: Johermyn Chavez (Seattle) was 3-for-5 with a home run, scoring twice and driving in four. Sergio Perez (Houston) allowed an unearned run on two hits with five strikeouts in five innings.
Zulia: Jose Pirela (Yankees) was 2-for-3 with a walk and a double.