A few Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league playoff action:

 

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Indios de Mayaguez  8,  Criollos de Caguas  5

This was the wrap-up of the game that was suspended on Saturday.  When we last left our heros, Mayaguez had scored in 5 consecutive innings, and was leading Los Criollos 8-3.  Justin Thomas had pitched the top of the 8th for Los Indios, and had struck out the side.  The top of the 9th began with a new reliever for Los Indios, who gave up a single, an RBI double, and another single, leaving runners on the corners with no outs.  When the game resumed, the first batter bounced back to the mound, where reliever Kyle Smit (Cubs) made a great scoop and fired to second, beginning a double play.  The runner on third had to hold there, but...

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