Checking in with a few Pirates' players and friends in winter league action:

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Tigres de Aragua  6,  Leones del Caracas  1

LF Lastings Milledge went 2-for-4 for Los Tigres, and another former Pirate farmhand, 1B Hector Gimenez, also had a hit in this game.  Milledge started the scoring for Aragua, with a double in the 2nd inning.  He came around to score on a sacrifice fly.  A walk and a pair of doubles brought in 2 runs in the 2nd inning, giving Aragua a 3-0 lead.  A single, a double, and another sacrifice fly in the 4th boosted the lead to 4-0.  Milledge was hit by a pitch and Gimenez walked in the 5th, but neither scored in that frame.  Los Tigres scored again with one run in the 8th, then both Milledge and Gimenez singled in the 9th, with Gimenez picking up an ...

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