Checking in with Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action....    I'll be away for a few days, but we'll catch up with the winter league action when I get back.

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Tiburones de La Guaira  7,  Leones del Caracas  3

A 5-run 5th inning gave Los Tiburones control of the game.  Caracas scored their runs in the first two innings.   Reliever Jose Ascanio pitched a perfect top of the 6th for Caracas, including one strikeout.

 

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Tigres del Licey  10,  Toros del Este  9

Both teams were on a roll for the first third of the game --  Los Toros scored 2 in the 1st, and 3 runs in each of the 2nd and 3rd innings; Los Tigres scored 4 in the 1st and 5 in the 2nd.  DH Wily Mo Pena hit a grand slam for Los Tigres in the 1st inning. ...

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