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01/25/2013 12:37 AM ET

Valbuena homers as Cardenales tie series

Cubs infielder goes yard in fifth to propel Lara to 3-0 win and knot Finals, 1-1

Venezuelan Winter League

Lara 3, Magallanes 0
Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena homered in the fifth to put the Cardenales on the board and Gabriel Noriego (Mariners) and Yangerivs Solarte (Rangers) later added RBIs in the inning en route to the win. Noriega finished 2-for-3, adding a double and scoring once. Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus reached base safely three times for the Navegantes, going 1-for-2 with two walks out of the No. 2 spot. The Venezuelan Championship Series is tied, 1-1. Box score

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