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WBC: Puerto Rico 6, Venezuela 3

March 9, 2013 at 9:56 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 9 (UPI) -- Mike Aviles drove in three runs and Luis Figueroa added a two-run double Saturday in Puerto Rico's 6-3 win over Venezuela in World Baseball Classic play.

Angel Pagan's RBI hit in the fifth inning broke a 2-2 tie and put Puerto Rico ahead for good.

Nelson Figueroa (1-0) posted the Pool C victory with five innings of two-run ball, during which he allowed five hits.

Puerto Rico (2-0) next faces the Dominican Republic Sunday.

Martin Prado and Pablo Sandoval provided RBI for Venezuela (0-2), which will play Spain Sunday.

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