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

 

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Aguilas del Zulia  2,  Bravos de Margarita  0

Diego Moreno pitched a 1-2-3 inning for Zulia, as Los Aguilas' pitching staff held Los Bravos to just 4 hits.  Los Aguilas scored a run each of the 2nd and the 4th.

 

Tigres de Aragua  7,  Caribes de Anzoategui  6  (Game 1)

Los Tigres were trailing 6-0 going into the top of the last inning, when they exploded for 7 runs to take the lead and the win.  Los Caribes began the game with a walk and a 2-run homer, then added 4 more runs over the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings.  SS Ronny Cedeno led off the top of the 7th (shortened game, due to the double header) with a single into center field.  He scored on a 3-run homer.  A...

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