Just a little winter league action for Pirates' players and friends on Sunday:

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Aguilas de Zulia  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  6

A 5-run inning by Los Aguilas was too much for Los Caribes to overcome.  Zulia scored single runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 6th innings.  Former Pirate C Carlos Maldonado contributed a walk in the 6th.  Los Caribes tied the score with single runs in each of the 5th, 7th, and 8th.  Solo homers accounted for Los Caribes' first two runs, and a single, a sacrifice bunt, and a sacrifice fly gave them their run in the 8th.  Zulia exploded in the bottom of the 8th, loading the bases on two walks (another by Maldonado) and a single.  A double drove in 2 runs, and a 3-run homer gave Los Aguilas an 8-3 lead.  Los Caribes rallied in the top of the 9th, wi...

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