Thursday's winter league action with Pirates' players and friends:
Toros del Este 8, Estrellas de Oriente 6
Following his two hit game on Wednesday night, Matt Hague had another interesting game for the Bulls. Hague went 1-for-1 with a run scored, and walked four times in the 8-6 victory. Pedro Ciriaco started at shortstop and went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Tim Wood pitched an inning, allowing an unearned run on one walk, with one strikeout. New Pirates prospect Jose Diaz got the win, throwing a shutout inning, allowing one walk and striking out one.
Navegantes del Magallanes 7, Leones del Caracas 2
Ramon Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a strikeout for the Lions. Former Pirate Jose Ascanio pitched a shutout inning, allowing just one hit.
Cardenales de Lara 3, Caribes de Anzoategui 2
Gorkys Hernandez was the only Pirates prospect who played, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the starting center fielder.
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