Dominicans, Puerto Ricans win at Caribbean Series

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico -- Tony Batista hit two home runs -- the second an inside-the-parker -- to lead the Dominican Republic's Aguilas Cibaenas to a 9-0 victory over Mexico on Saturday in the Caribbean Series.

On Friday night in the tournament opener, Batista's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 18th inning gave the Dominican a 4-3 victory over Venezuela in the longest game in Caribbean Series history at 6 hours, 13 minutes. Batista also homered Friday.

Jose Acevedo was the winner Saturday, limiting Mexico to five hits in eight innings. Nelson Cruz also homered for the Dominican Republic.

Puerto Rico, an 11-1 winner over Mexico on Friday night, beat Venezuela 6-3 in the second game Saturday night. Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic will meet Sunday.