In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a double and walk. It was the seventh double of the season for Polanco. He struck out in the sixth inning, ending a streak of 34 straight plate appearances without a strikeout. Polanco has reached base in 24 of his 25 games this Winter.
Andrew Lambo picked up his first Winter hit on Wednesday
On Tuesday night, Polanco played in front of Pirates manager Clint Hurdle and General Manager Neal Huntington, who were both in attendance. Polanco was added to the Pirates 40-man roster on Wednesday afternoon.
Oscar Tejeda went 1-for-3 with a single and run scored. He was pinch-hit for in the ninth inning. Tejeda has played most of his time in left field.
Atahualpa Severino pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. He gave up a single and got three outs on ground balls. On the season, Severino has given up two runs over eight innings in his 11 appearances.
In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo played his second game and went 1-for-3...
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