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Dominican Republic Outlasts Venezuela In 18 Innings

J.J. Cooper -

Chris Kline will have more details later, but the Dominican Republic beat Venezuela 4-3 in 18 innings in a wild debut to the 2007 Caribbean Series. Tony Batista's home run tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth. That was the last run scored until the top of the 18th, when Ronny Cedeno doubled in Luis Maza to give Venezuela a 3-2 lead.

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Roster Info

Chris Kline -

As we said earlier, there is no Miguel Cabrera here in San Juan, which leaves a hole in the middle of the Venezuelan lineup. Cabrera told Venezuelan journalists the Marlins didn't want him to play in the Series . . . even though he played from the second week of December until the Venezuelan Winter League finals. The good news is Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is here in San Juan, though he will not be on the active roster. Montero was recently married, and the trip to Puerto Rico is apparently some sort of honeymoon.

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Caribbean Series Begins Tonight

Chris Kline -

The 49th Caribbean Series begins tonight as the best clubs from Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will battle it out for the 2007 title.Puerto Rico is this year's host nation, and all games will be played at Roberto Clemente Walker Stadium, which recently underwent a $1.8 million facelift. Two games will be played at 5 p.m. ET; and will be broadcast on ESPN Deportes.

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