Winter League Playoffs 1/12 — Hernandez On A Roll; Welch Too

Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action on Thursday:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Gigantes del Cibao  6,  Aguilas Cibaenas  4 A 4-run 5th inning made the difference for Los Gigantes.  Both teams scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning — Los Gigantes with a walk, three singles, and a ground out double play; and Los Aguilas on a solo homer and a walk and two singles.  The scoring in the 5th began with a pair of doubles, and...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/11 — Gimenez Gives Aragua A Win, Welch Homers

A few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  7,  Aguilas Cibaenas  1 RF Brandon Moss scored Los Aguilas’ only run, when he singled to lead off the 2nd inning.  A fielding error on the play allowed him to move up to second base, and he scored from there on an RBI single.  Los Aguilas had only one more hit for the rest of the game.  There were two walks in the 6th,...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/10 — Another Homer For Moss

Looking at a few Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Aguilas del Zulia  1 Los Tigres scored first, with one run in the 4th, on a sacrifice fly by LF Jorge Cortes.  Los Aguilas tied the score in the 5th inning, on a double, a single, and a throwing error by 1B Hector Gimenez.  Another error started Los Tigres’ rally in the 7th inning.  A bunt...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/7 — Singh Takes Loss; Hernandez Sparks Los Caribes

The Caribbean playoffs continue on Saturday evening, and the Australian early Sunday games have started….   VENZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  15,  Navegantes del Magallanes  3 A 7-run 7th inning pushed the game way out of the reach of Los Navegantes.  CF Gorkys Hernadez got the party started for Los Caribes when he walked in the top of the 1st, then scored two singles later.  Los Navegantes tied the score in the...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/6 — Hernandez Goes 4-for-4; Welch Homers

Playoffs continue in the Caribbean Leagues, with a few Pirates’ players and friends:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  5,  Aguilas del Zulia  3 Los Tigres picked up a playoff win, and they got started with a 3-run 1st inning.  A double and two singles plated the first run, then a sacrifice fly and another single brought in two more.  Los Aguilas scored one run in the 4th, on two singles and a sacrifice fly by C Carlos...

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