On February 4 2006 — In the Caribbean World Series, Alex Gonzalez, headed to the Boston Red Sox to be their new shortstop, hits a three-run home run off Jorge Sosa in the top of the 9th inning, lifting the Caracas Lions of Venezuela to an 11 – 9 victory over the Dominican Republic’s Licey Tigers. Venezuela overcomes deficits of 5 – 0 and 6 – 1 before Gonzalez’s blast. Closer Francisco Rodriguez pitches a scoreless 9th to complete the win. Venezuela, which has won all three of its games so far, hands the Dominican Republic’s representatives their first loss. Alex Cabrera also homers for the Lions and the Tigers hit five, including one apiece by Miguel Tejada and Jose Offerman. In the earlier game, Victor Rodriguez drives in the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th inning and the Carolina Giants of Puerto Rico beat Mexico’s Mazatlan Reindeer, 10 – 9, for their first victory in the Series. Mexico’s Mazatlan – last year’s champions – are winless in three games.

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