• Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Brings Home Title, Marte Wins MVP

    In playoff action from the Dominican tonight, Kris Johnson once again pitched his team to a huge victory, throwing six shutout innings last night, as Escogido swept Aguilas Cibaenas in the DWL championship series. Last week, Johnson pitched the clinching game of the round-robin series that got his team to the finals...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Who Is Marte Hitting Against?

    In playoff action out of the Dominican from last night, Starling Marte helped his team get within one game of winning the league title. He contributed two hits, a walk, a stolen base and an RBI in Escogido's 3-2 victory in 11 innings. The win moves their record to 4-0 in the...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Strikes Again

    In game three of the Dominican Winter League playoffs from last night, Starling Marte continued his hot streak, going 3-for-5, with a run scored and an RBI. He also added an outfield assist, his second in three days. His team won 9-0, taking a 3-0 lead in the best-of-nine championship series. So...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Three Hits For Marte

    In playoff action out of the Dominican from last night, Starling Marte went 3-for-4, with two runs scored, a double and a stolen base. Marte's Escogido team took a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-nine championship series with a 8-5 win. He is now hitting .387 in the playoffs after batting .304 during...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Drives In Two Runs

    In playoff action out of the Dominican yesterday, Starling Marte went 1-for-4, with a double, sacrifice fly and two RBI's. He also recorded an outfield assist in the fourth inning that kept the game close, as his team trailed by two runs at the time. In the top of the next inning,...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Playoff and WBC Notes

    In Australian Baseball League action from today, Stefan Welch went 1-for-4, with two RBI's, as Adelaide was handed an 8-2 loss. Hours before the game started, Welch was named to the provisional roster of the Australian team that will represent the country in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He now has 24...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Helps His Team To Championship Series

    In playoff action last night from the Dominican, Kris Johnson continued his brilliant Winter League season, allowing one run on two hits over seven innings, helping his team to an important win. Johnson has pitched well this entire Winter, allowing more than one earned run just once, and even that was only...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Returns

    In playoff action out of the Dominican yesterday, Starling Marte returned to his team and picked up right where he left off. He hit a two-run homer in the ninth, as his team's rally from an early 5-0 deficit fell just short in a 7-6 loss. Starling Marte homered for the fourth...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: News From Colombia On Herrera, Rocha, Ramirez

    In playoff action out of the Dominican last night, Alex Valdez was the only Pirates player to get his name in the boxscore. He went 1-for-4, with a run scored, as his team pulled out a rare victory in the round-robin playoff tournament. Valdez was batting second all season for Estrelles, but...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: News From Australia, Award For Marte

    On a light day of Winter League action from yesterday, Felix Pie was the only Pirates player to play. He went 0-for-4, as his team dropped down to 3-11 in the playoffs. The Dominican League playoffs continue with their four team, 18 game round-robin tournament for four more days. The two best...

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