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Winter League Playoffs 1/6 — Hernandez Goes 4-for-4; Welch Homers

Winter League Playoffs 1/6 — Hernandez Goes 4-for-4; Welch Homers

Playoffs continue in the Caribbean Leagues, with a few Pirates' players and friends:

 

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Tigres de Aragua  5,  Aguilas del Zulia  3

Los Tigres picked up a playoff win, and they got started with a 3-run 1st inning.  A double and two singles plated the first run, then a sacrifice fly and another single brought in two more.  Los Aguilas scored one run in the 4th, on two singles and a sacrifice fly by C Carlos Maldonado.  Los Tigres answered with 2 runs in the bottom of the frame.  CF Jorge Cortes tripled, then scored on a single.  Jonel Pacheco also singled, and an RBI single drove in the second run.  A 2-run homer gave Zulia 2 more runs in the top of the 7th, but Los Tigres held on for the win.  Wil Ledezma pitched to one batter for Los Tigres in the 6th inni...

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