Winter Leagues 12/6 — Marte Triples Twice; Crotta Joins Lara

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  3,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 CF Starling Marte led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a triple into left field, then scored on an RBI single for Los Leones’ walk-off win.   Marte also tripled in the 4th inning, driving in Los Leones’ first run, then scored on another single.  A double,...

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Winter Leagues 12/3 — Win For Singh, Save For Beckman, Homer For Marte

Winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends on Saturday, including Australian games from Saturday morning….   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Estrellas de Oriente  7,  Tigres del Licey  5 Five runs in the 8th inning gave the come-from-behind win to Los Estrellas.  Los Tigres scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st, aided by a wild pitch and three passed balls by C Dusty Brown, in his second game for Los Estrellas.  Los...

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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, another single drove in two runs.  1B Matt Hague doubled, then scored on another double.  SS Pedro Ciriaco...

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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 off base.  LF Jorge Cortes had 2 hits in the game, including an RBI single in the 2nd inning to drive in Los Tigres’ only...

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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 and the 4th.   Tigres de Aragua  7,  Caribes de Anzoategui  6  (Game 1) Los Tigres were trailing 6-0 going...

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