SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) _ Robert Perez hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday to lead Venezuela over Puerto Rico 7-6 in the opener of the Caribbean Series.

Luis Ordaz opened the 10th with a single off Justin Lehr. After Magglio Ordonez struck out, Alex Cabrera doubled and Miguel Cabrera was intentionally walked to load the bases.

Perez, who hit a two-run homer in the sixth, followed with a line drive off the left-field wall.

On Monday, Venezuela plays Mexico while Puerto Rico faces the Dominican Republic.