Dennick keeps on rolling on mound for Indios
Reds' Rule 5 pickup serves up only one unearned run in 6 2/3 frames; remains unbeaten
Puerto Rican Winter League
Mayaguez 3, Santurce 2
Ryan Dennick, who was recently picked up by the Reds in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft, allowed just one unearned run on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings to take the win for the Indios. The 25-year-old left-hander improved to 3-0 with a 2.17 ERA in six Puerto Rican League starts. Irving Falu (Royals) and Angel Sanchez (White Sox) contributed an RBI apiece in the low-scoring affair. Luis Figueroa and Geraldo Valentin drove in the only two Cangrejeros runs. Box score
Carolina 3, Ponce 1
Gaby Hernandez struck out five and surrendered four hits and five walks through 5 2/3 shutout frames to give the Gigantes the win. Astros farmhand Jobduan Morales doubled, drove in a run and scored a run. Former Rockies prospect Tomas Santiago allowed one earned run on five hits and three walks to go with six strikeouts over six frames in a losing Leones effort. Box score
Manati at Caguas, postponed
Dominican vs. Venezuelan Winter Leagues All-Star Game
Dominican All-Stars 8, Venezuelan All-Stars 2
Mets farmhand Francisco Pena only went 1-for-5, but he made his one hit in the exhibition count. The 23-year-old catcher/first baseman gave the Dominican side its first lead with a two-run homer in the second inning, and the team never looked back.
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez walked, drove in a run and came around to score in his limited time at the plate for the Dominicans. Cubs' No. 9 prospect Junior Lake went 1-for-3 with an RBI, while his replacement in center, Juan Carlos Perez was a perfect 2-for-2 with his own RBI.
After Daniel Cabrera surrendered two runs in the first, 11 Dominican relievers combined to allow just two hits the rest of the way. Miguel Batista and Angel Castro highlighted the effort, striking out two apiece in their respective innings on the hill.
Astros infielder Jose Altuve doubled, walked, drove in a run and came around to score for the Venezuelans. Twins reliever Deolis Guerra struck out all three batters he faced in a perfect eighth inning. Gameday Box score
Mexican Winter League
Culiacan 9, Guasave 1
Ricardo Serrano slugged a grand slam and a three-run homer, capping a seven-RBI game for the Tomateros. Alejandro Armenta improved to 5-1 after allowing a run on six hits over eight innings while Yankees prospect Ronnier Mustelier was 3-for-4 with a run scored. Ivan Araujo doubled twice in the loss for the first-place Algodoneros. Gameday box score
Hermosillo 12, Navojoa 4
Veteran hurler Garrett Mock struck out seven and allowed a run on three hits over six innings to earn the win for the Naranjeros. Jorge Cantu went deep for the 12th time this winter and drove in two runs while former White Sox prospect Jesse Gutierrez slugged a two-run homer. Former Major Leaguer Ben Broussard hit a solo shot in the loss for the Mayos. Gameday box score
Obregon 12, Los Mochis 3
Agustin Murillo homered, drove in three runs and scored three times to pace the Yaquis. Alfredo Amezaga, who spent the 2012 season with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, had two RBIs and scored twice out of the leadoff spot while former Braves prospect Barbaro Canizares knocked in three runs. Phillies' No. 6 prospect Sebastian Valle doubled in the loss for the Caneros. Gameday box score
Mazatlan 5, Mexicali 4
Oswaldo Morejon broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run double in the eighth inning to rally the Venados. Former Reds farmhand Humberto Sosa slugged a solo homer and Ryan Hinson allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits over 6 1/3 innings but did not figure into the decision. Former Major Leaguer Oscar Robles drove in two runs for the Aguilas. Gameday box score
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