In Winter League action from today in Australia, Adelaide swept a doubleheader from Melbourne, winning 5-3 in the opener, before cruising to an 18-1 win in the second game. Justin Howard was the only Pirates player to start both games, although Dylan Child started game one, then came of the bench in the night cap and had a big game.
In the opener, Howard went 1-for-3, with a single. With that hit, he raised his average over the .200 mark for the first time all season. Child went 0-for-3 and saw his average drop below the Mendoza line. Game two would be big for both players, with Howard reaching base four times. He went 3-for-4, with two doubles, two runs scored, three RBI's and a walk. Child entered the game in the sixth inning and ended up batting three times in three innings. He went ...
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