All of Monday’s action for the Pittsburgh Pirates took place in Mexico, where the playoffs started on Sunday. Tuesday night saw action in both Colombia and Puerto Rico.
Denny Roman allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks in two innings on Monday. He gave up two earned runs over two starts and 12 relief appearances during the regular season this winter.
Fabricio Macias went 0-for-3 in his second playoff game. He was 2-for-4 in the opener, with two singles.
Andres Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He has a .358 average and a 1.019 OPS in 37 games.
Rodolfo Nolasco went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI. He has a .202 average and a .661 OPS in 33 games.
Francisco Acuna went 0-for-5 with a walk and a run scored. He has a .239 average and a .784 OPS in 35 games.
Tsung-Che Cheng went 0-for-4. He has a .188 average in 18 games, with two doubles, a triple, two steals and five walks.
Duane Underwood Jr. made his third appearance and he threw his third scoreless inning. He allowed one hit and struck out two batters. He has six strikeouts in his three innings.
Josh Palacios went 0-for-4 with an RBI. He now has a .214 average in 20 games, with three doubles, a triple and a homer.
Shawn Ross made his first start in two weeks and he went 1-for-3 with his first double, a run scored, an RBI and a walk. He now has a .122 average in 31 games.
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