Not too many Pirates' players and friends left in the playoff mix, as winter league action winds down:
VENEZUELAN LEAGUE (best of 7)
Tiburones de La Guaira 9, Tigres de Aragua 1
Los Tiburones evened up the championship series again, at 2 games each, taking a big bite out of Los Tigres. Los Tigres managed only 6 hits with one walk. The only hit that made a difference was CF Jorge Cortes' 8th inning solo homer. Cortes, who is not a huge guy at all, has been very big in this championship series -- this is his 4th home run in the playoffs, and his 3rd in the past 3 games. 1B Hector Gimenez singled in the 4th inning for Los Tigres, but was erased in a double play. Los Tiburones scored 2 runs in the 2nd on a 2-RBI double. Another 2-RBI double and a wild pitch gave...
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