Saturday's winter league action with Pirates' players and friends:

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Tiburones de La Guaira  5,  Leones del Caracas  4

Caracas was playing catch-up for the whole game.  In the top of the 9th, down by 2 runs, Los Leones loaded the bases with two singles and a walk.  A wild pitch allowed the runner from third to score, bringing Los Leones within one run of Los Tiburones.  An intentional walk loaded the bases again, but a line-out double play ended their hopes.  Ramon Cabrera pinch hit with two on and two outs in the top of the 8th, but he struck out to end the inning.

 

Aguilas de Zulia  3,  Caribes de Anzoategui  0

Caribes' starter Carlos Zambrano struck out the first two Zulia batters he faced, then gave up a walk and a home run.  Another homer gave L...

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