Wednesday's winter league action with Pirates' players and friends:
Gigantes del Cibao 1, Toros del Este 0
Matt Hague went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. The double was his first extra base hit in his last ten games. On the season he's hitting for a .303 average. Pedro Ciriaco went 1-for-4 as the starting shortstop for the Bulls.
Tigres de Aragua 3, Leones del Caracas 1
For the Lions, Ramon Cabrera started at catcher and went 0-for-3 at the plate. Ronny Cedeno started at shortstop for the Tigers, going 1-for-4. Former Pirate Lastings Milledge went 1-for-2 with a walk and a runm while former Pirates prospect Hector Gimenez went 1-for-4 with a double.
Cardenales de Lara 7, Bravos de Margarita 0
Jhonathan Ramos pitched a shutout inning for the Braves, allowing no walks or hits and striking out one. Ramos has now made five appearances, throwing 3.1 shutout innings with two walks, three hits, and three strikeouts...
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