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Winter Leagues 12/27 — Valdez Pitches Well But Gets The Loss

Winter Leagues 12/27 — Valdez Pitches Well But Gets The Loss

Just the Venezuelan and Puerto Rican Leagues in action on Tuesday night, with a few Pirates' players and friends getting in on the fun.

 

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Cardenales del Lara  4,  Tigres de Aragua  2

Former Pirate Romulo Sanchez earned the win for Los Cardenales, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings.  Sanchez entered the game immediately after Los Tigres scored their 2 runs in the 6th inning, on two singles, a sacrifice fly, and an RBI double.  He finished that inning with a ground out and a strikeout, then allowed only a single over the next two innings.  SS Ronny Cedeno went 1-for-4 in the game with a single to open the game.  1B Hector Gimenez was hitless in 2 trips to the plate.  Lara scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning and 2 more in the 8th to take the win.

 

Caribes de Anzoategui  2,  Aguilas del Zulia  1

Cesar Valdez suffered the loss, despite pitching a 3-hit complete game (8 innings) for Los Aguilas.  Valdez retired the first 14 batters he faced, then all...

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