Checking on a few Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league playoff action:

 

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Tigres de Aragua  5,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3

A 4-run top of the 9th gave Los Tigres the win.  Los Caribes got the scoring started with a solo home run in each of the first two innings.  CF Gorkys Hernandez walked to begin the bottom of the 3rd.  He scored on a single and a sacrifice fly.  Los Tigres scored one run in the 2nd on a single, an error, and an RBI double.  Los Tigres burst out with 4 runs in the top of the 9th.  They led off with a walk and a single.  A fielding error let the lead runner scored.  Jorge Cortes walked to load the bases.  An RBI ground out brought in one run, then a sacrifice fly and an error by Hernandez allowed 2 more runs to score.  Los...

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