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 1/17 — Navarro and Hernandez Power Los Tigres, Four RBI For Scott

  Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  2,  Criollos de Caguas  o Los Indios took a 2-1 game lead in this best-of-9 series with a shut-out win.  Los Criollos were held to 4 hits.  Two of them were surrendered by Justin Thomas, who made what was for him an unusual start for Los Indios.  Thomas pitched into the 3rd inning.  He...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/16 — Two Hits For Navarro

Just the Dominican and Venezuelan Leagues were playing tonight, with a few Pirates’ players and friends   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  3,  Tigres del Licey  1 3B Yamaico Navarro went 2-for-3, but his Tigres managed only 3 other hits in the game.  Los Tigres scored their only run in the bottom of the 1st, on two singles, including one by 2B Anderson Hernandez, and an RBI double.  C Ronny Paulino flied out to right...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/8 — Navarro’s First Homer

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Sunday’s winter league action   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira   9,  Caribes de Anzoategui  1 Los Caribes were held to just 5 hits, and with 4 walks, they bounced into 5 double plays.  That limited their run-scoring, and in fact their only run came in on a double play, in the 3rd inning.  CF Gorkys Hernandez went 0-for-4 for Los Caribes.  Exicardo Cayones came...

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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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