Red Sox beat the Pirates 5-1
On Thursday afternoon Clay Buchholz lead the Boston Red Sox to victory against the Pittsford Pirates at McKenchie Field. The Sox won 5-1 while allowing eight hits but making six hits of their own.
Veteran righty Buchholz started out by giving up a single to Sean Rodriguez and then committed a throwing error on the pickoff attempt which allowed Rodriguez to get to second. One batter later a sac fly by Andrew McCutchen put the Pirates on the board. After this Buchholz was able to settle down and go three innings on 50 pitches. He gave up four hits total and struck out two. His era is still .000 for whatever a Spring Training ERA is worth, and his win-loss record is now 2-0.
The Red Sox got on the score board in the top of the third inning when David Ortiz hit a 3-run homer bringing home Blake Swithart and Shane Victorino who had both been walked by AJ Burnett. Pablo Sandival hit a solo shot later that inning.
Victorino doubled to drive in Jackie Bradley Jr. in the fourth inning. Pinch runner Mike Miller committed the team’s other error on a throw in the seventh.
Alexis Ogando had a hitless inning. Eduardo Rodriguez got the ball for 2.2 innings during which he struck out four. Miguel Celestino finished the game with a hitless ninth inning.
The Red Sox head back to their Spring Training home at JetBlue Park to take on the Yankees on Friday night at 7:05pm lead by Rick Porcello.