Catching up with Pirates' players and friends in the winter league playoffs on Saturday:
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Indios de Mayaguez 8, Criollos de Caguas 4 -- suspended in the 9th inning
Los Criollos began the game with 2 runs in the top of the 1st, won a hit batter, an RBI double by SS Luis Figueroa, then another RBI double to drive in Figueroa. Figueroa scored again in the 5th inning when he beat out a relay throw to first on what might have been a double play. He stole second base, then scored on an RBI single. Los Indios started scoring in the 4th, and scored in five consecutive innings. One run scored on a rare throwing error by Figueroa in the 4th. A walk, a double, and a single scored 2 runs in the 5th, and a solo homer brought in one run in the 6th. Two s...
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