A big day for Chris Paul. An injury for LaMonte Wade.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE
Twins: LaMonte Wade started but was injured in the second inning in an outfield collision. He is reported to have a concussion. Media reports say he "escaped any serious physical injury", but as we know a concussion can be a serious physical injury. Chris Paul was 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs. Andrew Vasquez pitched a third of an inning, walking one and striking out one.
PEORIA 11, SURPRISE 10 IN SURPRISE
Peoria led 6-0 after three, but Surprise came back with seven in the fourth and three in the third to go ahead 10-6. It remained 10-6 until the eighth, when Peoria scored four to tie it. In the ninth, Luis Urias (San Diego) led off with a double, went to third on a bunt, and scored on an infield grounder for the winning run. Eric Filia (Seattle) was 3-for-5 with a walk. Ronald Acuna (Atlanta) was 2-for-4 with two home runs (his sixth and seventh), two walks, and three RBIs. Jonathan Davis (Toronto) was 2-for-5 with a home run and a double. Max Fried (Atlanta) struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up one hit and one walk. For Surprise, Nicky Lopez (Kansas City) was 2-for-4 with a grand slam, his second home run.
GLENDALE 12, SCOTTSDALE 7 IN SCOTTSDALE
Glendale led 8-0 in the fourth and 12-3 after seven. Mitchell Tolman (Pittsburgh) was 3-for-5. Ka'ai Tom (Cleveland) was 1-for-4 with a home run and two walks, scoring three times. Taylor Hearn (Pittsburgh) pitched three shutout innings, giving up one hit while striking out one. Steven Duggar (San Francisco) was 2-for-4 with a home run (his third) and a walk for Scottsdale.
MESA 16, SALT RIVER 2 IN MESA
It was 1-1 after four, but Mesa scored seven in the fifth and cruised the rest of the way. A. J. Simcox (Detroit) was 3-for-5 with a home run, his second. Sean Murphy (Oakland) was 3-for-5 with a double and three runs. Kyle Tucker (Houston) was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Charcer Burks (Cubs) was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk, scoring three times. Alec Mills (Cubs) pitched four innings, giving up one run on two hits and one walk with two strikeouts. For Salt River, Yonathan Daza (Colorado) was 3-for-5 and Keegan Akin (Baltimore) pitched three innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk.
Twins: Anthony Marzi (Margarita) pitched 4.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one.
LA GUAIRA 8, MAGALLANES 5 IN LA GUAIRA
La Guaira scored three in the second to take a 4-0 lead. Magallanes cut it to 6-5, but La Guaira scored two on back-to-back triples in the seventh to put the game out of reach. Isaias Tejeda was 3-for-4 with a triple. Jonathan Albaledejo pitched five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and no walks with one strikeout. For Magallanes, Andres Blanco was 4-for-4 with a double and Jesus Valdez was 2-for-4 with a home run (his tenth) and four RBIs.
ZULIA 1, ARAGUA 0 IN ZULIA
Jose Flores' RBI single in the third brought home the game's only run. Edgar De La Rosa pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, giving up four hits and a walk while striking out five. For Aragua, Guillermo Moscoso pitched six innings, giving up one run on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
ANZOATEGUI 9, MARGARITA 6 IN ANZOATEGUI
Margarita had leads of 3-0 and 6-3, but Anzoategui scored five in the seventh to go into the lead to stay. Rene Reyes was 4-for-4 with a three-run homer (his second) and a double. Balbino Fuenmayor was 3-for-5. For Margarita, Mauricio Ramos was 3-for-5 with a double.
CARACAS 6, LARA 5 IN LARA
Caracas scored four in the fifth to go ahead 6-3, Lara got two in the bottom of the fifth to make it 6-5, and there the score stayed. Lara had the tying run on base in the eighth and the ninth. Wilfredo Tovar was 3-for-4 with a walk for Caracas. For Lara, Carlos Rivero was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and Henry Urrutia also homered.
HERMOSILLO 7, NAVOJOA 2 IN HERMOSILLO
Hermosillo scored four in the second and two in the third to go ahead 6-1. Miguel Torrero was 3-for-4 with three doubles. Alejandro Flores was 2-for-3 with two home runs (his fourth and fifth) and five RBIs. Barry Enright struck out four in three shutout innings, giving up one run on two hits. Jesus Castillo was 2-for-4 with a home run (his fifth) for Navojoa. Jaime Lugo pitched 4.1 scoreless innings for Navojoa, giving up four hits and a walk while striking out three.
LOS MOCHIS 5, CULIACAN 4 IN LOS MOCHIS (14 INNINGS)
Sebastian Valle delivered a game-ending single with one out in the fourteenth. Michael Wing was 4-for-7 with a double. Edgar Gonzalez pitched six innings for Culiacan, giving up two runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
OBREGON 3, JALISCO 1 IN OBREGON
Obregon scored single runs in the first, third, and fifth to take a 3-0 lead. Tomo Otosaka was 3-for-4 with a triple and a double, scoring three times. Ricardo Valenzuela was 3-for-3. David Reyes pitched seven innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk while striking out five. For Jalisco, William Oliver pitched 5.2 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on twelve hits and no walks while striking out one.
MAZATLAN 5, MEXICALI 4 IN MEXICALI
Jose Aguilar's RBI single in the sixth broke a 3-3 tie. Brian Hernandez was 4-for-5 with a home run (his fourth) and a double, scoring three times. Carlos Alberto Gastelum was 4-for-5. Mitch Lively pitched seven innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out two.
GIGANTES 5, LICEY 4 IN LICEY
The Gigantes scored four in the sixth to take a 5-1 lead. Licey got three in the seventh to make it 5-4 and had the tying run on third with two out, but did not get a hit the rest of the game. Rafael Bautista was 3-for-5 for the Gigantes. Josh Roenicke (remember him?) pitched 3.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits and two walks while striking out three. For Licey, Jorge Bonifacio was 3-for-5 with a double. Julio Borbon was 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk. Onelki Garcia struck out six in 4.1 innings, giving up one run on three hits and two walks.
ESTRELLAS 8, TOROS 6 AT TOROS
The Estrellas led 5-1 and 8-3 before the Toros scored some late runs to make the finals score look better. Socrates Brito was 3-for-5 with two home runs (his second and third) and a triple, driving in three. Gabriel Guerrero hit a home run, his third). Evan MacLane struck out five in five innings, giving up one run on three hits and no walks. For the Toros, Deibinson Romero was 2-for-4 with a home run.
AGUILAS 6, ESCOGIDO 3 AT AGUILAS
Edwin Espinal hit a grand slam in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie. He went 2-for-4 and drove in all six Aguilas runs. The home run was his second. Angel Castro pitched six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts. For Escogido, Justin Haley pitched six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three.