Photos From The Caribbean Series
Scutaro and the Leones are one win away.
Scutaro and the Leones are one win away.
Posted Feb 7, 2006

In Venezuela, October baseball is taking place in February. The Caribbean Series is a celebrated annual event, and the hometown Venezuelan team is making the celebration even better for their fans. Three members of the Oakland A's organization are involved in the tournament. Find out how each player is doing inside...

The Caracas Leones are representing host Venezuela and they have been the Caribbean Series' best team thus far. They are 5-0 in the Caribbean Series and could clinch the Caribbean Series title with a win over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The Leones won the Venezuelan Winter League title, with A's second baseman Marco Scutaro as one of the headliner players on the team. Scutaro hit .336 during the winter league regular season and .368 during the final Venezuelan Winter League championship series. A's farmhands Javier Herrera and Gregorio Petit were also members of the Leones during the winter league season.

Scutaro hits a GS in the Caribbean Series '06

Scutaro launched a grand slam homerun in the Caribbean Series' second game. Scutaro is hitting an even .300 with that grand slam and five RBI in five games during the Caribbean Series.

Javier Herrera in the Caribbean Series 2006.

Javier Herrera has been a surprise contributor to the Leones this Caribbean Series. Expected to be a back-up, Herrera was thrust into the starter's role thanks to an injury. The A's prospect has been a solid offensive force for the Leones. Herrera is hitting .312 in the Caribbean Series. This was Herrera's first full season in the winter leagues and he hit .275 with 11 stolen bases in 54 games for the Leones during the regular Venezuelan Winter League season.

Juan Cruz in the Caribbean Series 2006.

Juan Cruz
is the lone member of the A's organization playing for the Dominican team, the Licey Tigers. Cruz pitched in the Series opener for Licey, allowing three runs on four hits in five innings of work. He has been undefeated for the Tigers in post-season play, which includes the Round Robin and Final Dominican Winter League series. The Tigers are 4-1 in the Caribbean Series, their one loss coming to first place Venezuela. The Tigers and Leones will square off on Tuesday.

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