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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Winning With Strong Starting Pitching

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Winning With Strong Starting Pitching

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, 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: Rangers 5, Pirates 4 in 10 innings

Starting Pitcher: Miguel Ferreras, RHP (4.40) - 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Tito Polo, CF (.278) - 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.203) - 1-for-5, 2 RBI

Arquimedes Lorenzo, RHP (3.27) - 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.200) - 1-for-4, 2B, RBI

Johan De Jesus, SS (.179) - 2-for-5

Game Notes: The Pirates lost twice to the first place Rangers, eliminating them from the division title. Julio de la Cruz drove in two runs, giving him 35 RBI's on the year. He leads all Pirates players from both teams in RBI's. Pablo Reyes had three hits...

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