In Arizona Fall League action today, Scottsdale won 13-6, with Adalberto Santos leading the way among Pirates players with three RBI’s.
Two Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Matt Curry batted cleanup and played first base. He went 3-for-5 with three singles, two runs scored and a stolen base.
Santos started in left field and hit sixth. He hit an RBI single in the first inning to give Scottsdale and early 3-0 lead. They would stretch that lead to 7-0 before the top of the first inning was over. Santos drove in another two runs in the eighth inning with a bases loaded double. He finished the game going 2-for-5, raising his average to .297
Victor Black pitched a scoreless eighth inning, allowing one hit and he struck out two batters. He threw 16 pitches, ten for strikes. Black’s ERA now stands at 13.03 after 11 appearances, spanning 9.2 innings pitched.
There are just two games left in the AFL regular season. Scottsdale with the win today over first place Salt River, moved within 1.5 games of first place. If they can overtake Salt River for first place in the next two days, the will participate in the championship game on Saturday.