One night after helping his team to a 4-3 win in the Venezuelan league playoff opener, Elvis Escobar went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs in his team's 8-0 victory. He went 0-for-4 in the first game, but walked twice and scored each time, accounting for half of his team's runs.
Engelb Vielma went 1-for-4 with a single last night. He went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in his playoff opener on Tuesday night.
In the Dominican, Pablo Reyes saw his first playoff action. He pinch-hit in the sixth inning of a one-sided deficit and ended up batting three times. He flew out, picked up a sacrifice fly, walked and scored a run. Reyes played second base for the final three innings. His team looked like a Pirates reunion late in the game with Reyes joined by Matt Hague, Ronny Paulino, Wil...
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