A good game for Aaron Thompson. Mayora was elected to lead Caracas to victory. Every game was a close game.
ARAGUA 6, LA GUAIRA 5 IN ARAGUA (11 INNINGS)
Twins: Ray Olmedo (Aragua) was 0-for-2 and scored once. Edgar Ibarra (Aragua) pitched 1.2 innings, giving up one run on two hits and no walks. Aaron Thompson (Aragua) pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.
La Guaira: Alex Cabrera was 4-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. C. J. Retherford was 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs. Brandon Kloess (San Diego) struck out six in 3.1 innings, giving up one run on one hit and no walks.
Aragua: Luis Maza was 2-for-6 with a double and an RBI. Jorge Cortes was 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Willson Contreras (Cubs) was 2-for-5 and scored once.
The game: It was close all the way. Aragua led 2-1 after four, it was tied 2-2 in the fifth, La Guaira led 4-3 after seven. Aragua got two in the eighth on a two-run single by Cortes (one of the runs scored on an error) to go ahead 5-4. A sacrifice fly tied the score in the ninth. In the eleventh, a single and two hit batsmen loaded the bases and Maza delivered an RBI single to end it.
ANZOATEGUI 7, ZULIA 6 IN ANZOATEGUI (11 INNINGS)
Twins: Eduardo Escobar (Anzoategui) was 0-for-5.
Zulia: Freddy Galvis (Philadelphia) was 3-for-6 with a double and a home run, scoring twice. Henry Rodriguez (Cincinnati) was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Yeiper Castillo (Cubs) struck out five in four shutout innings, giving up three hits and no walks.
Anzoategui: Jose Castillo was 4-for-6 with a double and scored twice. Cory Aldridge was 3-for-5 with a walk, scoring once and driving in one. Niuman Romero (Baltimore) was 2-for-5 with a walk and two doubles, scoring once.
The game: Each team scored five times in the first inning and very little after that. Zulia got one in the fourth to go ahead 6-5. Anzoategui got one in the seventh to tie it at six. In the eleventh, one-out singles by Castillo, Aldridge, and Luis Nunez produced a run and a win for Anzoategui.
CARACAS 9, MARGARITA 6 IN CARACAS
Twins: Antoan Richardson (Margarita) was 0-for-4.
Margarita: Zach Walters (Washington) was 3-for-4 with two two-run homers and scored three times. Fernando Nieve pitched five innings, giving up one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
Caracas: Daniel Mayora was 4-for-5 with a double and a home run (his third), scoring twice and driving in five. Luis Rodriguez (Angels) was 3-for-4 with a double and scored twice. Bobby Abreu was 2-for-3 with two walks and a triple, scoring twice.
The game: Margarita led 4-1 after five, but Caracas scored four in the sixth. Mayora hit a two-run homer in the inning. In the seventh, Abreu tripled and Mayora doubled, leading to a pair of runs and a 7-4 Caracas lead. Walters hit his second two-run homer of the game in the eighth to cut the lead to 7-6, but Mayora came through again with a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth to make it 9-6.
MAGALLANES 6, LARA 5 IN MAGALLANES
Lara: Oswaldo Navarro was 2-for-3 with a triple, scoring twice and driving in one. Joc Pederson (Dodgers) was 1-for-1 with four walks and a home run (his third), scoring twice. Chris Jakubauskas pitched five innings, giving up an unearned run on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
Magallanes: Darwin Perez (Oakland) was 2-for-3 with a double, scoring once and driving in one. Ezequiel Carrera (Cleveland) was 2-for-4 with a walk, scoring once and driving in two. Erold Andrus was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run.
The game: Lara had leads of 3-0 and 5-1. In the seventh, Magallanes scored three, with Carrera driving in two on a single. In the ninth, Rougned Odor hit an RBI single to tie the game and a sacrifice fly produced the game winner.