MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela -- Los Leones del Escogido from the Dominican Republic have won the Caribbean Series, beating Venezuela's Leones del Caracas 7-4 Sunday night in the final game of the six-day series.
The Dominican Republic finished 5-1, one game better than Puerto Rico's Indios de Mayaguez, who went 4-2. It's the third Caribbean Series title for the Dominican club and the 18th for a team from the Dominican Republic.
Raul Valdes earned his second win of the series and the Dominican Republic scored four runs in the top of the first inning.
Indios beat Mexico's Los Naranjeros 8-2 in the earlier game Sunday, with Mariano Santiago pitching five innings for the win.