Friday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends:
Toros del Este 1, Gigantes del Cibao 11
Matt Hague went 0-1 with a walk before being lifted during the 4th inning for a defensive replacement. He is now batting .308 after 25 games played. Pedro Ciriaco went 0-4 with 3 strikeouts while playing second base. He is now batting .242
Cardenales de Lara 5, Leones del Caracas 9
Ramon Cabrera went 1-3 with a triple, walk, 2 runs scored and another 2 runs driven in during his teams 9-5 win. Corey Wimberly went 2-5 with a run scored in the leadoff role. He is now hitting .400
Navegantes del Magallanes 1, Caribes de Anzoategui 3
Gorkys Hernandez went 0-1 with 2 strikeouts and a walk during his team's 3-1 win. He has now played 3...
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