Losing pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo lasted only one inning and
allowed six runs on seven hits.
The Dominican Republic's Cibao Eagles (3-0) face Venezuela's
Aragua Tigers (1-2) on Monday. Puerto Rico plays Mexico's
In Sunday's early game, Oscar Salazar homered and had five RBIs
to lead Venezuela to a 13-3 victory over Mexico.
It was the first win of the series for Venezuela. Mexico is 0-3
after losing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela
by a combined score of 33-4.
Salazar, who had a brief stint with the Detroit Tigers in 2002,
hit a two-run homer in a seven-run first inning and a bases-loaded
triple in a five-run sixth.