Pirates' players and friends in a bit of winter league action on Wednesday and early Thursday:

 

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Bravos de Margarita  5,  Cardenales de Lara  3  (Game 1)

Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos, and pitched 4 0f the 7 innings in this shortened game.  Claggett retired the first 6 batters he faced, then gave up 2 runs in the 3rd inning on a walk, a double, an RBI ground out, and an RBI single.  A single and a double added another run for Lara in the 4th inning.  Claggett gave up a single to begin the bottom of the 5th, and at that point he was relieved by Jhonathan Ramos.  Ramos got two grounders, one for a double play, to get out of the inning without a run scoring.  He also retired the first two batters in the 6th, then was relieved.  Meanwhile, Lo...

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