The Dominican League finals start tomorrow night, with Escogido taking on Licey. They were originally scheduled to start tonight, but Licey finished tied with the Gigantes in the round robin tournament and they needed to play a one game playoff for the second spot in the finals last night. The loss by the Gigantes eliminated two Pirates players from the tournament, catcher Carlos Paulino and pitcher Elvin Ramirez. That leaves Gregory Polanco and possibly Starling Marte as the only Pittsburgh players left. Marte hasn't played in over a week due to a groin injury. He also missed a couple games with back discomfort early last week.

In Australia on Sunday, Danny Arribas went 1-for-3 with a single. He is just 2-for-23 in his last nine games. Arribas was behind the plate, where he made his th...

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