A big day for Oswaldo Arcia. Walks doom Caracas. A big eighth carries Zulia.
ANZOATEGUI 8, ARAGUA 4 IN ANZOATEGUI
Twins: Eduardo Escobar was 0-for-3 for Aragua. Oswaldo Arcia was 4-for-4 with three doubles, scoring once and driving in three, for Anzoategui.
Aragua: Alex Romero was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer (his second) and two runs. Hector Gimenez (Milwaukee) was 2-for-4 with a run. Vianney Mayo (Colorado) pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.
Anzoategui: Cory Aldridge (Toronto) was 1-for-3 with a home run (his third) and four RBIs. Austin Fleet (San Francisco) struck out seven in 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks.
The game: A five-run seventh left Anzoategui up 7-0 and they were never threatened. Aldridge hit a three-run homer and Tomas Perez (Colorado) a two-run homer in the inning.
MAGALLANES 4, CARACAS 3 IN MAGALLANES (13 INNINGS)
Caracas: L. J. Hoes (Houston) was 2-for-6 with a three-run homer. Daniel Mayora (Dodgers) was 0-for-2 with three walks and a run. Miguel Socolovich (Mets) struck out three in two perfect innings.
Magallanes: Adonis Garcia (Yankees) was 2-for-5 with a home run. Lew Ford (Baltimore) was 2-for-5 with a double and a walk, driving in one. Carlos Quevedo (Houston) struck out three in three perfect innings.
The game: It was tied 3-3 after four and stayed that way until the thirteenth. Magallanes opened the inning with two walks and Tomas Telis (Texas) singled in the winning run.
LARA 4, LA GUAIRA 3 IN LARA
La Guaira: Jamie Romak (Dodgers) was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Luis Sardinas (Texas) was 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk, driving in one.
Lara: Paulo Orlando (Kansas City) was 2-for-4 with a double, scoring once and driving in two. Cesar Hernandez (Philadelphia) was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Eduardo Figueroa (Cubs) pitched five innings, allowing two unearned runs on two hits and two walks with one strikeout.
The game: Two errors put La Guaira up 2-0 in the top of the sixth, but Lara responded with three in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead to stay. It was 4-3 in the top of the eighth with the tying run on third and none out, but the next three batters struck out to end the inning.
ZULIA 12, MARGARITA 7 IN MARGARITA
Zulia: Freddy Galvis (Philadelphia) was 3-for-4 with a double and two walks, scoring twice and driving in one. Jose Pirela (Yankees) was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk, scoring twice and driving in two. Silvino Bracho (Arizona) retired all six men he faced, four by strikeout.
Margarita: Junior Sosa (Pittsburgh) was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs. Manny Pina (Detroit) was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Greg Holle (Milwaukee) pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit with one strikeout.
The game: Margarita led 7-4 after seven, but Zulia scored six in the eighth and two in the ninth. Aaron Altherr (Philadelphia) had a two-run double and Reegie Corona (Yankees) had a two-run single in the eighth inning.
La Guaira at Caracas
Lara at Aragua
Zulia at Anzoategui
Margarita at Magallanes