VENEZUELAN LEAGUECaribes de Anzoategui 8, Cardenales de Lara 7 -- (Game 1) Los Cardenales were looking good when they scored 5 runs in the top of the 5th, including a pinch-hit grand slam by Hernan Iribarren. Former Pirate farmhand RF Ray Sadler made his Venezuelan debut for Los Cardenales and went 1-for-4 with a single in the 7th. Los Caribes scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st, on a double, a walk by LF Jose Tabata, and a 3-run homer. Tabata also walked (intentionally) in the 2nd inning, to load the bases. A single drove in two runs, though Tabata was thrown out at third base. After Lara took a 7-5 lead in the 5th, Los Caribes got the lead back with a 3-run 6th inning. A walk, a hit batter, and a throwing error l...
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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.