Pirates' players and friends in Wednesday's winter league action:
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Criollos de Caguas 6, Leones de Ponce 2
SS Benji Gonzalez doubled with two out and one on in the 4th inning for Los Leones, and a subsequent RBI single accounted for all of Los Leones' runs. Los Criollos had scored on a pair of doubles in the 2nd inning and a triple by former Indy Indian SS Luis Figueroa, followed by a double, in the 3rd. Los Criollos broke the tie and earned the win in the 7th inning, sparked by a Ponce error, a single, and a double.
Caribes de Anzoategui 3, Tiburones de La Guaira 0
Los Tiburones were held to just 4 hits in the shutout. Los Caribes scored on three solo home runs -- one blast in the 2nd inning, and back-to-back homers in the 6th. CF Gorkys Hernandez went 0-for-3 for Los Caribes.
Leones del Caracas 5, Tigres de Aragua 1
All the scoring that mattered in this game happened in the 1st in...
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