Figueroa gets complete game in Dominican win

MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela (AP) Nelson Figueroa has thrown a complete game to lead the Dominican Republic's Leones del Escogido over Mexico's Naranjeros de Hermosillo 7-1 in the Caribbean Series.

Figueroa gave up only one run and three hits in going the distance on Wednesday. He also struck out eight without a walk.

The Dominicans scored four times in the top of the first off Mexican starter Hector Daniel Rodriguez, who picked up the loss. The main blow was a two-run homer by Fernando Martinez.

Carlos Valencia's home run in the eighth ruined the shutout.

The Dominicans have won their first two games and Mexico is 1-1. The four-team, double round-robin ends on Sunday.

In the late game on Wednesday, Venezuela's Leones del Caracas faced Indios de Mayaguez of Puerto Rico.

Updated February 3, 2010

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