Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:

 

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Criollos de Caguas  9,  Leones de Ponce  5

Los Criollos scored 7 runs over the final two innings to take the win.  Benji Gonzalez entered the game in the bottom of the 8th as a pinch-runner for Los Leones, and reached third base, but was left stranded.  He remained in the game to play third base in the 9th.  Former Indy Indian SS Luis Figueroa singled in the 3rd to drive in a run for Caguas, then came around to score.

 

Gigantes de Carolina  3,  Indios de Mayaguez  2

Carolina trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the 6th.  They scored one run in the 6th on a solo homer, and two in the 7th on two walks, a single, and a wild pitch to take the win.  Their only oth...

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