Indios beat Naranjeros 5-3

MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela (AP) Puerto Rican club Indios de Mayaguez defeated Mexico's Naranjeros de Hermosillo 5-3 in the Caribbean Series on Thursday.

Indios jumped on top with three runs in the bottom of the first off Mexico starter Travis Blackley, who picked up the loss. The Puerto Ricans scored on two doubles by Jesus Feliciano and Miguel Abreu and singles by Luis Figueroa and Randy Ruiz.

Naranjeros got two runs back in the fourth, but the Puerto Ricans put the game away in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run homer by Michael Hernandez. Bill Pulshipher pitched five complete innings and got the victory.

Both teams are 1-2.

Leones del Caracas faced Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Republic in the late game. The double round-robin tournament ends on Sunday.

Updated February 4, 2010

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