On a slow night in Winter ball, almost all the action from Thursday happened in Venezuela. Andrew Lambo went 0-for-3 with a walk, as his Cardenales de Lara team lost 3-1. He is hitting .103 through nine games, going 3-for-29 with five walks and five RBIs.

Sosa had three hits on Thursday

Elvis Escobar got into the Cardenales game late as a pinch-runner. He was quickly erased on a double play. It was his fourth appearance of the season.

The Bravos de Margarita club had a lot of Pittsburgh Pirates connections for a Winter League game. Junior Sosa and Elias Diaz were in the starting lineup and Jhonathan Ramos pitched in relief. All three had strong games, though the Bravos still lost 8-4.

Junior Sosa went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Sosa is 5-for-14 in five games.

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