Ponce, Licey win at Caribbean Series

MEXICALI, Mexico -- Ronny Paulino hit a solo homer Saturday to help the Dominican Republic's Licey Tigers beat Mexico's Mazatlan Venados 4-2 on the last day of the Caribbean Series.

Puerto Rico's Ponce Lions also won, scoring nine times in the third inning to earn a 9-1 victory over the champion, Venezuela's Aragua Tigers. Venezuela won the title Friday with a 5-3 win over Mexico, so the last round of games was to complete the schedule.

Salvador Paniagua also had a 2-run homer for the Dominican Republic.