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Dominican Republic nips Venezuela in six-hour game

Updated: February 3, 2007, 2:51 AM ET
Associated Press

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico -- Tony Batista's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 18th inning gave the Dominican Republic a 4-3 victory over Venezuela on Friday night in the longest game in Caribbean Series history at 6 hours, 13 minutes.

Luis Maza and Ronny Cedeno had consecutive doubles in the top of the 18th to give Venezuela a 3-2 lead in the series opener, but the Dominican Republic tied it on Bernie Castro's single and won on Batista's sacrifice fly.

Miguel Tejada also homered for the Dominican ...

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