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