MEXICO CITY (AP) Rusney Castillo homered and drove in three runs, helping Puerto Rico beat the Dominican Republic 10-2 on Saturday to remain in contention for the Caribbean Series.
Castillo, a center fielder for the Boston Red Sox, went 2 for 5, Ivan de Jesus Jr. from the Cincinnati Reds had a double and two RBIs and David Vidal had three hits and scored a run for the Criollos de Caguas, who are 1-3 in the Series.
The Dominicans dropped to 0-3 and need a lopsided win against Venezuela to avoid elimination.
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Just one of the five teams in the tournament is eliminated after the first round.
Mexico and Cuba have clinched spots in the semifinals.
Andres Santiago (1-0) got the win, and Bryan Evans (0-1) took the loss, yielding three hits and two runs in two 1/3 innings.