GAMES OF DECEMBER 24
The only game played in any of the winter leagues was in the Dominican League. It was a makeup game and it was the last game of their regular season.
GIGANTES 5, ORIENTE 3 AT GIGANTES
A four-run sixth broke open a 1-1 tie and put the Gigantes in the lead to stay. All the damage came with two out and no one on, as Oriente made two errors in the inning. Aderlin Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with a run for the Gigantes.
GAMES OF DECEMBER 25
The only winter league to play games on December 25 was the Mexican League.
OBREGON 6, MEXICALI 4 IN OBREGON
A three-run fourth put Obregon up 6-1 and the score stayed there until the ninth. Mexicali scored three in the ninth and got the tying run up to bat with one out but could do no more. Fabio Castro pitched 5.2 innings for Mexicali, giving up one run on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts.
JALISCO 10, NAVOJOA 1 IN NAVOJOA
Leading 1-0, Jalisco scored nine runs in the fifth to put the game out of reach. Daniel Guerrero struck out five in five shutout innings for Jalisco, giving up five hits and two walks. Jose Manuel Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with a double, scoring once and driving in two for Jalisco.
CULIACAN 2, MAZATLAN 1 IN CULIACAN
Mazatlan scored one in the third and it held up until the ninth. A walk and a single-plus-error tied the score and put the winning run on third. Joey Meneses then singled home that winning run. Edgar Gonzalez pitched eight innings for Culiacan, giving up one run on eight hits and no walks with two strikeouts.
GAMES OF DECEMBER 26
ANZOATEGUI 5, MARGARITA 4 IN ANZOATEGUI
Trailing 5-2 after seven, Margarita scored two in the eighth and had the bases loaded with two out but could not get the tying run home. Yeiper Castillo pitched five shutout innings for Anzoategui, giving up one hit and two walks with four strikeouts.
ARAGUA 5, CARACAS 1 IN ARAGUA
Renato Nunez hit a two-run homer in the first for Aragua and they led the rest of the way. Eduardo Escobar was 0-for-4 for Aragua. Yohan Pino pitched 4.1 innings for Aragua, giving up one run on seven hits and one walk with one strikeout. Nunez' homer was his eleventh.
LA GUAIRA 6, MAGALLANES 3 IN LA GUAIRA
Jose Martinez hit a two-run double in a four-run third that broke a 1-1 tie and put LaGuaira in control of the game. Edgmer Escalona pitched five innings for La Guaira, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Heiker Meneses was 4-for-4 with a triple and a double for La Guaira, scoring once and driving in two.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
AGUADILLA 6, CAGUAS 3 IN AGUADILLA
Ricardo Bautista's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth broke a 3-3 tie. Efrain Nieves pitched six innings for Aguadilla, giving up one run on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Bautista's homer was his second.
CAROLINA 3, SANTURCE 1 IN CAROLINA
Carolina scored two in the sixth to break a scoreless tie. Mario Santiago pitched 8.1 innings for Carolina, giving up one run on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
MEXICALI 4, OBREGON 1 IN OBREGON
Luis Juarez hit a two-run homer in the fourth to put Mexicali ahead 2-1. Juarez hit another homer in the seventh, as did C. J. Retherford. Edgar Osuna pitched six innings for Mexicali, giving up one run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Juarez' homers were his fourth and fifth and Retherford's was his twelfth.
LOS MOCHIS 1, HERMOSILLO 0 IN HERMOSILLO
J. C. Linares' RBI double in the third produced the game's only run. Manny Bareda struck out nine in six no-hit innings for Los Mochis, walking three. Hermosillo's only two hits came in the eighth.
NAVOJOA 3, JALISCO 2 IN NAVOJOA
Tony Thomas tied it with an RBI triple in the fifth and scored the go-ahead run later in the inning. Ruddy Acosta pitched five innings for Navojoa, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Yosmany Guerra was 3-for-4 with a walk for Navojoa, scoring once. Lance Zawadski hit a home run for Navojoa.
CULIACAN 5, MAZATLAN 4 IN CULIACAN (13 INNINGS)
With a man on second and one out, a wild pitch-plus-error allowed the winning run to score. Jose Manuel Orozco hit a home run for Culiacan, his fifth.
No games scheduled.