Pitcher Eddie Gamboa of Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan throws the ball during the first inning of the Caribbean Series baseball game against Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)
Roberto Guzman
February 07, 2016

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Jorge Vazquez hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, lifting Mexico's Mazatlan Venados to a 5-4 comeback victory over Venezuela's Aragua Tigres for the Caribbean Series championship.

It was Mexico's third title in four years.

Mexico took an early 2-0 lead, but Venezuela came back with two runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh to grab the lead. In the bottom of the seventh, Venados' Sebastien Valle drove in two runs to tie it.

Mexico held Venezuela scoreless the next two innings, giving Vazquez the chance to win the game.

Venezuela's only two losses in the series were to Mexico.

Mexico reliever Steven Hensley was credited with the win, while Renee Cortez took the loss for Venezuela.

Hernan Perez went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Venezuela.

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