ARAGUA 7, LARA 1 IN LARA (GAME 6)
Already leading 2-1, Aragua scored four in the seventh to put the game out of reach. Henry Alejandro Rodriguez hit a grand slam to produce the four runs. Cesar Hernandez was 2-for-4 to lead Lara. Nestor Molina pitched 5.2 innings, giving up two runs on six hits and three walks and striking out three.
Record: Lara and Aragua are tied 3-3 in the best of seven series.
Next game: Lara hosts Aragua tonight in the deciding game of the semi-final series.
MAYAGUEZ 3, MANATI 2 AT MAYAGUEZ (GAME 4)
Having scored fifty runs in their last two games, Mayaguez got just three in this one, but it was enough. It was a seven-inning game, because if Manati had won they were going to play a doubleheader. Jose Sermo hit a two-run homer in the fifth to give Manati a 2-1 lead, but Henry Ramos hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to put Mayaguez in the lead to stay. Ramos was 2-for-3 and had all three of the Mayaguez RBIs. Emmanuel Rivera was 2-for-3. Nick Travieso pitched six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks and striking out three.
Record: Mayaguez sweeps the best-of-seven series 4-0.
Next game: Mayaguez will open the Puerto Rican League championship series at Caguas Saturday night.
No game scheduled. Melbourne hosts Brisbane Thursday afternoon. Melbourne is 11-5, in first place in the Australian League, one game ahead of Adelaide.