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    Winter Leagues 12/2 — Marte Continues Hitting, Homer For Milledge

    Pirates' players and friends in Friday's winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Gigantes del Cibao  6,  Leones del Escogido  3 RF Starling Marte continued his happy return to the playing field after missing some time with muscle strain.  Today he went 2-for-4 with a double and a single.  That's 5-for-15 in the...

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    Winter Leagues 12/1– Unearned Runs From Martis And Ascanio

    The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues have the day off on Thursday, but the Venezuelans were busy, and the Australians had some early games going:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas de Zulia  7,  Tiburones de La Guaira   1 New Pirate Shairon Martis lost his second game of the season, but it was not...

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    Winter Leagues 11/30 — Fox’s Walk-Off RBI, Many Other Hits

    Looking in on Pirates' players and friends in Wednesday's winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  13,  Gigantes del Cibao  4 Los Toros bulldozed Los Gigantes, beginning with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Three consecutive singles opened the game and drove in the first run.  After a throwing error,...

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    Winter Leagues 11/29 — Farrell Doubles, RBI For Fox

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  9,  Leones de Ponce  5 Los Criollos scored 7 runs over the final two innings to take the win.  Benji Gonzalez entered the game in the bottom of the 8th as a pinch-runner...

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    Winter Leagues 11/28 — Quiet Night

    Only one Dominican League game and one Venezuelan League game on Monday night: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Tigres del Licey  3,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 A single, a wild pitch, and a passed ball gave Licey the winning run in the top of the 11th inning, and Los Estrellas could not answer in the...

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    Winter Leagues 11/27 — Marte Back On The Field

    Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league action:   VENEZUELAN  LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  2,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Wil Ledezma took the loss as Los Caribes broke a 1-1 tie with a 7th inning home run.  Ledezma also gave up a single in the 6th, but promptly picked that runner...

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    Winter Leagues 11/26 — Fox And Scott Working Hard

    Checking in with Pirates' players and friends in Saturday's winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas del Zulia  2,  Bravos de Margarita  0 Diego Moreno pitched a 1-2-3 inning for Zulia, as Los Aguilas' pitching staff held Los Bravos to just 4 hits.  Los Aguilas scored a run each of the 2nd...

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    Winter Leagues 11/25 — Wins For Martis And Figueroa

    Friday's Winter League action for Pirates' players and friends:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Tigres del Licey  5,  Leones del Escogido  0 3B Andy Marte had one of Los Leones' 6 hits -- a single in the 2nd inning, when Los Leones loaded the bases, but left all three runners stranded.  That was the...

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    Winter Leagues 11/24 — Beckman And Singh In Australia

    Not a lot of winter league action on Thursday;  both the Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues had no games scheduled.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  6,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Five runs in the 7th inning gave the game to Los Leones.  After a single, a throwing error, and a double...

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    Winter Leagues 11/23 — Thanks For Moreno And Anderson

    Happy Thanksgiving!  Checking in with the Pirates' players and friends in Wednesday's winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  1,  Criollos de Caguas  0 Los Indios posted 10 hits but left 8 runners on base, scoring only one run.  A double and two singles brought in the lone run,...

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