MLB vs Japan All-Star Series
Samurai Japan 6 – 5 MLB All-Stars
- SS Amed Rosario: 3-for-5, 2 R, SB
For the third time in this series, the MLB All-Stars had a lead going into the late innings only to have it blown by the bullpen. Today it was Boston right-hander Hector Velazquez who struggled to get outs as the Japanese All-Stars scored four runs against him in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game at 5-5. They would score one more against Cleveland right-hander Dan Otero in the bottom of the eighth to win it.
Rosario was active once again in this game with three singles including a line drive the other way. He also stole second base, on a failed hit-and-run attempt by Yadier Molina, and scored twice. Carlos Santana (2-for-4), Juan Soto (3-for-4), and Ronald Acuna (2-for-5) also racked up multi-hit games in this one as the MLB team cranked out fourteen total hits.
Tomorrow will be the last game of the series at 4:00 am Eastern Time.
Arizona Fall League (AFL)
Peoria Javelinas 14 – 3 Mesa Solar Sox
Surprise Saguaros 9 – 2 Glendale Desert Dogs
Scottsdale Scorpions 4 – 2 Salt River Rafters
- C Ali Sanchez: 1-for-3, R, K, BB, 1 Runner Thrown Out
- 1B Peter Alonso: 1-for-3, R, 2B, 2 RBI(21), 2 BB
The Scorpions late-season surge continued as they won their third straight game and closed within one and a half game back of the first place Salt River team.
This game was scoreless up until the top of the seventh inning when the Rafters took the lead on a two-run triple by Jazz Chisholm. Alonso grabbed those two runs right back though in the bottom half of the inning with a two-run double to left field to tie the game at 2-2. Two batters later, Alonso would score the go-ahead run on an Austin Listi RBI single to give the Scorpions a 3-2 lead. They would tack on one more run in the eighth inning and go on to win the game 4-2.
With their elimination number still stuck at one, the Scorpions have to win both of their final games of the AFL season against the league-leading Peoria Javelinas, as well as hope for two more losses from the Mesa Solar Sox, in order to reach the AFL Championship game.
Mexican Pacific League (LMP)
Yaquis de Obregon 5 – 1 Venados de Mazatlan
Naranjeros de Hermosillo 4 – 0 Charros de Jalisco
Aguilas de Mexicali 4 – 0 Mayos de Navojoa
Tomateros de Culiacan 3 – 2 Caneros de Los Mochis
Venezuelan Winter League (LVBP)
Cardenales de Lara 5 – 4 Bravos de Margarita
Leones del Caracas 5 – 4 Aguilas de Zulia
Navegantes de Magallanes 10 – 5 Tiburones de La Guaira
After a (12-14) start to the LVBP season, the Navegantes fired their manager Omar Malavé and appointed Luis Dorante to the role. As part of the new manager’s first chance to make roster changes, outfielder Wuilmer Becerra was deactivated by the team in favor of fellow outfielder Frank Díaz. With Becerra’s deactivation, the Mets no longer have any active players participating in the LVBP.
Dominican Winter League (LIDOM)
Tigres del Licey 8 – 3 Leones del Escogido
Estrellas Orientales 8 – 6 Gigantes del Cibao
- 1B Joey Terdoslavich: 0-for-2, 2 R, 3 BB, K
After a week and change away from the team to take care of some personal things, Terdoslavich was reactivated by the Gigantes last night and made an immediate impact reaching base three times and scoring twice.
Aguilas Cibaenas 7 – 3 Toros del Este
After two weeks on the shelf, right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia was reactivated by the Toros last night. He will not return to the starting rotation right away, instead, he will be available out of the bullpen for this week.
On the other side, outfielder Juan Lagares has finally received medical clearance to play in games. In order to get him prepared for an eventual LIDOM activation, the Aguilas have assigned Lagares to their “Parallel League” team, which essentially functions as a minor league team.
Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico League (LBPRC)
No Games Scheduled. The season will begin Nov. 15, 2018