In the Dominican League on Saturday night, Gregory Polanco had a sixth inning single to extend his season-long hit streak to 13 games. Polanco finished the game 1-for-3, scored a run and also drew two walks. He has seven walks in his last three games. Polanco is hitting .380 in 50 AB's with 13 runs scored and 13 RBI's.
Danny Arribas moved from catcher to first base for today's game
In Puerto Rico, Ivan De Jesus Jr went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk. He went 1-for-3 with two walks in his season debut on Friday.
The opposing starting pitcher for De Jesus was Dan Cevette, who signed with the Pirates as a minor league free agent during the middle of the 2013 season. He went five strong innings, allowing one run on four hits and three walks in five innings. Cevette had two strikeouts.
In Venezuela, Jhondaniel Medina faced two batters, walking the first and retiring the second. He came on in the eighth inning with two outs and no one on base. In six appearances, he has pitched...
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