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

 

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Leones del Escogido  3,  Estrellas de Oriente  2

CF Starling Marte led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a triple into left field, then scored on an RBI single for Los Leones' walk-off win.   Marte also tripled in the 4th inning, driving in Los Leones' first run, then scored on another single.  A double, a fielding error, and a single gave Los Estrellas one run in the 3rd.  They tied the score in the top of the 9th with two singles, including one by LF/C Jake Fox.  The lead runner scored from third base on a double play.  Fox was 1-for-4 and struck out 3 times.  C Dusty Brown made the start behind the plate for Los Estrellas, but was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 3rd ...

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