Just a little winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends on Sunday:
Aguilas de Zulia 8, Caribes de Anzoategui 6
A 5-run inning by Los Aguilas was too much for Los Caribes to overcome. Zulia scored single runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 6th innings. Former Pirate C Carlos Maldonado contributed a walk in the 6th. Los Caribes tied the score with single runs in each of the 5th, 7th, and 8th. Solo homers accounted for Los Caribes’ first two runs, and a single, a sacrifice bunt, and a sacrifice fly gave them their run in the 8th. Zulia exploded in the bottom of the 8th, loading the bases on two walks (another by Maldonado) and a single. A double drove in 2 runs, and a 3-run homer gave Los Aguilas an 8-3 lead. Los Caribes rallied in the top of the 9th, with Pirates’ Diego Moreno taking the mound for Zulia. Moreno faced four batters — a double, a walk, a strikeout, and another walk to load the bases. That was all for Moreno, but he was responsible for all ...