AFL Recap: Santos Drives in Three Runs

In Arizona Fall League action today, Scottsdale won 13-6, with Adalberto Santos leading the way among Pirates players with three RBI’s.

Two Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Matt Curry batted cleanup and played first base. He went 3-for-5 with three singles, two runs scored and a stolen base.

Santos started in left field and hit sixth. He hit an RBI single in the first inning to give Scottsdale and early 3-0 lead. They would stretch that lead to 7-0 before the top of the first inning was over. Santos drove in another two runs in the eighth inning with a bases loaded double. He finished the game going 2-for-5, raising his average to .297

Victor Black pitched a scoreless eighth inning, allowing one hit and he struck out two batters. He threw 16 pitches, ten for strikes. Black’s ERA now stands at 13.03 after 11 appearances, spanning 9.2 innings pitched.

There are just two games left in the AFL regular season. Scottsdale with the win today over first place Salt River, moved within 1.5 games of first place. If they can overtake Salt River for first place in the next two days, they will participate in the championship game on Saturday.

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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