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    Winter Leagues 10/26 — Thompson’s Debut

    A few Pirates' players and friends in winter league action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  5,  Toros del Este  2 Starter Aaron Thompson, who pitched for both Altoona and Indianapolis in 2011, made his Dominican League debut tonight, joining manager Dean Treanor's Toros.  Thompson got off to a good start, allowing just one...

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    Winter Leagues 10/25 — Big Hits For Hague, Marte Homers

    Looking at some Pirates players and friends in Monday's winter league action: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  4, Bravos de Margarita  3 A run in the bottom of the 8th broke a 3-3 tie and gave Los Caribes the win, despite being out-hit by Margarita, 11-8.  A walk and a single opened...

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    Team USA Takes Silver, Canada Wins Gold

    Canada 2,  USA  1 Team Canada won the Pan Am tournament Gold Medal this evening with a win over the US.  It was a tight game, with scoring in only two innings.  Canada posted 7 hits, while the US had 6, and neither team committed an error. Team USA scored first, with...

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    Team USA Advances To Pan-Am Gold Medal Game

    USA 12,  Cuba 10 Team USA advances to the Gold Medal competition in the Pan Am games tomorrow with a win today over the Cuban team.  That means that Cuba will not go on to play for the Gold Medal -- for the first time in over 60 years-- and the first...

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    Winter Leagues 10/24 — Tough Night For Moreno

    Just a little winter league action for Pirates' players and friends on Sunday: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas de Zulia  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  6 A 5-run inning by Los Aguilas was too much for Los Caribes to overcome.  Zulia scored single runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 6th innings.  Former Pirate C Carlos...

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    Team USA Falls To Mexico

    Mexico  3,  USA  2 Team USA fell just short in Saturday's game against Mexico in the Pan Am tournament.  After three scoreless innings, the US scored a run in the top of the 4th, when RF Brett Carroll (Red Sox) bounced into a double play, scoring 2B Joe Thurston (Marlins) from third...

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    Winter Leagues 10/22 — Cayones Is In; Five Hits For The Martes

    Checking in with a few Pirates' players and friends in winter league action: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  6,  Leones del Caracas  1 LF Lastings Milledge went 2-for-4 for Los Tigres, and another former Pirate farmhand, 1B Hector Gimenez, also had a hit in this game.  Milledge started the scoring for Aragua,...

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    Winter Leagues 10/21– Scoreless Inning For Wood

    Pirates' players and friend in winter league competition: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  6,  Gigantes del Cibao  5 A 2-run homer in the top of the 8th gave Los Toros the come-from-behind win.  Pirate minor leaguer Andy Vasquez came in to pinch run, and he also scored on the home run.  Reliever...

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    Three Hits For Mercer, Team USA Runs Over Panama

    USA  11,  Panama  0 US starter Drew Smyly (Tigers) pitched 6 shutout innings to earn the win over Panama in the Pan Am tournament on Friday afternoon.  Smyly allowed just 4 hits and one walk, while striking out 4 batters.  Reliever Matt Shoemaker (Angels) pitched the 7th inning, also scoreless, and allowed...

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    Winter Leagues 10/20 – Five Walks In Five Innings For Claggett

    The Dominican League had a scheduled day off today. VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  3,  Bravos de Margarita  1 Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos and allowed only one run on 4 hits.  The downside was that he also walked 5 batters in those 5 innings.  The Leones' run Claggett...

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