The Dominican Summer League playoffs continued today as the Pirates2 returned home facing elimination against the Tigers DSL affiliate after losing 10-0 yesterday in the opener of a best-of-three game series. The Pirates2 went with 19-year-old righty Julio Vivas on the mound. He went 5-2, 2.30 on the year and pitched even better at home, going 2-0, 0.75 in six starts. 

After being hit around all game yesterday, it was the Pirates2 that got on the board early, scoring two first inning runs. Gustavo Barrios had a one out walk and after an infield fly made it two outs, Alexis Bastardo was hit by a pitch. That brought up designated hitter Jhoan Herrera, who brought home both runs with a double. The 18-year-old Herrera was one of the highest priced International free agents signed last year ...

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