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DSL Prospect Watch: Munoz and De La Cruz Stay Hot In Win Over Reds

DSL Prospect Watch: Munoz and De La Cruz Stay Hot In Win Over Reds

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. 
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Box Score

Result: Pirates 6, Mets2 5 in six innings

Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (4-1, 3.30) - 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tito Polo, LF (.330) - 2-for-2, 3B, RBI,  BB, 2 SB

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.194) - 0-for-1, RBI, SF, HBP

Christian Henriquez, LHP (1.37) - 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, SS (.193) - 1-for-3

Pablo Reyes, 2B (.341) - 1-for-2, 2B, RBI, BB

Game Notes: After not playing yesterday, the Pirates1 were able to get in just five full innings and two outs in the top of the sixth, before rains finished the game early. They took the 6-5 win over the Mets2 behind the hitting of Tito Polo, who reached base three times, scored three runs, stole two bas...

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