Winter League Playoffs 1/19 — Dominican Aguilas Win Second Place; Homers For Scott And Anderson

A few winter league games on Thursday night, plus the Australians in the early morning:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  5,  Tigres del Licey  4 Los Aguilas took the win, and so took second place in the Dominican League’s round-robin portion of the playoffs.  They will face off against the first-place Leones del Escogido in the championship round.  Los Aguilas took the early lead in this game, with a walk, a single, and...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/18 — Hernandez Scores Lone Run, Moss Has Key RBI

A few Pirates’ players and friends got into Wednesday’s winter league playoff games:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  7,  Gigantes del Cibao  1 Los Aguilas got all the runs they would need in the top of the 1st.  The game began with back-to-back singles, then a hit batter to load the bases.  RF Brandon Moss drove in the lead runner with a sacrifice fly, then an RBI single and an RBI ground out gave Los Aguilas a...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/14 — Two Doubles For Gimenez

Saturday’s action with the Pirates’ players and friends:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  5,  Caribes de Anzoategui  2 Two doubles by 1B Hector Gimenez accounted for 3 of Los Tigres’ 4 runs in the first two innings.  In the top of the 1st, Gimenez followed a single with his first double, driving in a run.  Another single brought in Gimenez with the second run of the inning.  The top of the 2nd began with...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/13 — Homer and 3 RBI For Moss

The Mexican Pacific and Puerto Rican Leagues have Friday night off, but the Dominicans and Venezuelans continue to play, with a few Pirates’ players and friends:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  8,  Leones del Escogido  4 Los Aguilas broke a 4-4 tie with 3-runs in the 6th, for an unusual loss for Los Leones.  Escogido scored 2 runs in the top of the 1st.  Los Aguilas got one run back in the bottom of the frame, with a...

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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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