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.
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.