Wednesday night saw action in Colombia, Puerto Rico and Mexico. A total of five Pittsburgh Pirates saw action.
Rodolfo Nolasco went 0-for-4, as his slump continues. He’s down to a .195 average and a .645 OPS in 34 games.
Francisco Acuna went 0-for-3 with a walk. He now has a .233 average and a .771 OPS in 36 games.
Tsung-Che Cheng went 0-for-2 with two walks. He has a .182 average in 19 games, with two doubles, a triple, two steals and seven walks.
Shawn Ross went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. He now has a .119 average in 32 games.
Fabricio Macias went 1-for-3 with a triple, walk and two runs scored in the third playoff game in Mexico, which his team won 3-2. He went 2-for-7 over the first two postseason games.
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