Looking in on Pirates' players and friends in Saturday's winter league playoff games:

 

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Leones del Escogido  5,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2

Los Leones again took the lead in this best-of-9 series, with this win over Los Aguilas.  Los Leones now lead 4 games to 3, and need one more win to take the championship.  Los Aguilas were first onto the scoreboard with 2 runs in the top of the 1st.  After a single and a balk, a fielding error allowed the first run to score, and an RBI single drove in the second run.  Los Aguilas put runners on base in several other innings, including a single by RF Brandon Moss in the 3rd, but could not push any more runs across.  Los Leones scored one run in the 2nd inning and tied the score with another run in the bottom of the 3rd.  They...

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