The Dominican Summer League held their annual All-Star game yesterday and the Pittsburgh Pirates sent three players to the game. The American League team won the game 3-1, as the pitchers dominated most of the game. The two teams combined for just one extra base hit and only one of the runs scored was earned.
The Pirates representatives were first baseman Carlos Munoz, outfielder Tito Polo and pitcher Dario Agrazal Jr. Both Munoz and Polo were in the starting lineup. Munoz went 0-for-2, while Polo went 1-for-3 and scored the NL's only run. Agrazal came into the game during the sixth inning and gave up a sacrifice fly that gave the AL a 2-1 lead and then he got the next batter to foul out to end the inning. He came out for the seventh inning and got a groundout before being replaced.
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