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    Winter League Playoffs 1/25 — Mayaguez Takes Puerto Rican Title; Obregon Sweeps Mexican Series

    One early game, one later game, and then the really late Australian games....  The Dominican and Venezuelan Leagues are off today.   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE  (best of 9) Indios de Mayaguez  5,  Criollos de Caguas  2 Los Indios de Mayaguez won the Puerto Rican League best-of-9 championship series with their 5th win...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/24 — Homers By Gimenez and Cortes Not Enough

    Not too many Pirates' players and friends left in the mix, as the four Caribbean leagues continue their championship series:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE   (best of 9) Aguilas Cibaenas  1,  Leones del Escogido  0 Los Aguilas earned their first win of the championship series, and took only 2 hits to do it.  In...

  • Winter Leagues
    Winter League Playoffs 1/23 — Ledezma Earns A Win

    Just two playoff games on Monday evening:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Tiburones de La Guaira  0 The Venezuelan League championship series (best-of-7) opened with a shutout by four Aragua pitchers.  After 6 scoreless innings, with 5 hits, from starter Yusmeiro Petit, Wil Ledezma took over on the mound to...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/22 — Venezuelan Tie Sorted Out

    A few Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league playoff action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  8,  Criollos de Caguas  5 This was the wrap-up of the game that was suspended on Saturday.  When we last left our heros, Mayaguez had scored in 5 consecutive innings, and was leading...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/21– Venezuelan League’s Three-Way Tie; Welch Wins Fan Favorite

    Catching up with Pirates' players and friends in the winter league playoffs on Saturday:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  8,  Criollos de Caguas  4  -- suspended in the 9th inning Los Criollos began the game with 2 runs in the top of the 1st, won a hit batter, an RBI...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/20 — Homers For Gimenez And Anderson; Two Perfect Innings For Thomas

    The Mexican Pacific League and Dominican Leagues both begin their championship playoff series on Saturday  -- best of 7 series for the Mexicans, and best of 9 series for the Dominicans.  Meanwhile, the Venezuelan League has only two more days left in the regular season, and the Puerto Rican League is in...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/19 — Dominican Aguilas Win Second Place; Homers For Scott And Anderson

    A few winter league games on Thursday night, plus the Australians in the early morning:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  5,  Tigres del Licey  4 Los Aguilas took the win, and so took second place in the Dominican League's round-robin portion of the playoffs.  They will face off against the first-place Leones...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/18 — Hernandez Scores Lone Run, Moss Has Key RBI

    A few Pirates' players and friends got into Wednesday's winter league playoff games:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  7,  Gigantes del Cibao  1 Los Aguilas got all the runs they would need in the top of the 1st.  The game began with back-to-back singles, then a hit batter to load the bases. ...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/17 — Navarro and Hernandez Power Los Tigres, Four RBI For Scott

      Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  2,  Criollos de Caguas  o Los Indios took a 2-1 game lead in this best-of-9 series with a shut-out win.  Los Criollos were held to 4 hits.  Two of them were surrendered...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/16 — Two Hits For Navarro

    Just the Dominican and Venezuelan Leagues were playing tonight, with a few Pirates' players and friends   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  3,  Tigres del Licey  1 3B Yamaico Navarro went 2-for-3, but his Tigres managed only 3 other hits in the game.  Los Tigres scored their only run in the bottom of...

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