Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action on Thursday:
Gigantes del Cibao 6, Aguilas Cibaenas 4
A 4-run 5th inning made the difference for Los Gigantes. Both teams scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning — Los Gigantes with a walk, three singles, and a ground out double play; and Los Aguilas on a solo homer and a walk and two singles. The scoring in the 5th began with a pair of doubles, and with two outs, Los Gigantes scored 3 more runs on two walks, a single, a fielding error by RF Brandon Moss, and another RBI single. Moss’s grounder that turned into a fielding error brought in a run in the 7th, and another run scored with a walk, a single, and another error. Moss also had a single in the 1st inning but did not score.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Indios de Mayaguez 4, Leones de Ponce 1
Los Indios posted 14 hits, though they left 10 runners on base. A 3-run homer began the scoring for Los Indios in the top of the 1st, and they added another run in the 7th ...