PUERTO RICO 13, VENEZUELA 2

Mike Aviles went 4-for-5 with three RBIs as Puerto Rico finished second-round play unbeaten at Petco Park.

Puerto Rico, which had already clinched a spot in the semifinals, played only three starters but still ran away with the victory. It led the whole way and piled on at the end with 10 runs over the final four innings, including a five-run eighth.

Kennys Vargas homered and scored three runs, Rene Rivera hit two doubles and Angel Pagan went 3-for-6 with two RBIs as Puerto Rico ran its tournament record to 6-0.

Jose De Leon pitched 2.2 scoreless innings and struck out five to pick up the win.

Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning for Venezuela’s only runs. Martin Perez took the loss after allowing four hits and two runs (one earned) in 2.2 innings.

Venezuela’s pitchers allowed 17 hits and had more walks (8) than strikeouts (7). Venezuela finished 0-3 in the second-round and 2-5 in the tournament.

Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina was named the second-round MVP.

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