In the Dominican on Saturday night, Richard Rodriguez made his second playoff appearances and allowed an unearned run on two hits, with no walks and one strikeout. He has not allowed an earned run since signing with the Pirates early this month, running his streak up to 14 straight games without an earned run last night. Rodriguez has walked just two batters all winter.

From Colombia on Thursday night, Francisco Acuna went 1-for-2, with a walk, a run scored, a HBP and his second triple of the winter. Through 36 games, he is hitting .248/.383/.330.

From game two of a doubleheader in Australia on Saturday, Robbie Glendinning went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the seventh inning. He also walked and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in a third run in his team's 10-9 win...

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