Looking in on Pirates' players and friends in Wednesday's winter league action:

 

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Toros del Este  13,  Gigantes del Cibao  4

Los Toros bulldozed Los Gigantes, beginning with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Three consecutive singles opened the game and drove in the first run.  After a throwing error, another single drove in two runs.  1B Matt Hague doubled, then scored on another double.  SS Pedro Ciriaco struck out, but strike three was a wild pitch, allowing the seventh run of the inning to cross the plate, and leaving Ciriaco on first.  In the 2nd inning, a walk and a double put two runners into scoring position for Hague, who pushed them both in with a single into center field.  Ciriaco hit the third of three singles in a row in the 5th inning, picking up an R...

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