PIRATES 3, RED SOX 2
at Fort Myers, Fla.
Wednesday, March 14
Pirates at the plate:
Jose Bautista went
2-for-2, with a run scored. Neil Walker went 2-for-2 and had a solo home run -- his second of the spring -- in the seventh inning.
Red Sox at the plate:
Mike Lowell had a two-run
home run, his second long ball of the spring, in
the fourth inning. J.D. Drew, Manny Ramirez and
Dustin Pedroia each went 1-for-3.
Pirates on the mound:
Starter Zach Duke went
four innings, allowing two runs on four hits,
including a home run, and two walks. Ian Snell, with
three strikeouts in two scoreless innings, picked up
Red Sox on the mound:
Left-hander Kason Gabbard
pitched three scoreless innings, giving up a hit and
striking out three. J.C. Romero, who pitched one
inning, giving up one run on one hit, Walker's home
run, while striking out one, was charged with the
Grapefruit League records:
Pirates 5-8; Red Sox
The Pirates have a home-away
doubleheader with the Reds on Thursday. Paul Maholm is
expected to start the day game in Bradenton at 1:05
p.m. ET, opposed by Cincinnati's Kirk Saarloos. In
Sarasota at 7:15 p.m., Shawn Chacon is scheduled to
face the Reds' Bobby Livingston. The Red Sox travel
to Port St. Lucie to face the Mets at 7:10 p.m. Josh
Beckett is scheduled to start, opposed by Oliver
Maureen Mullen is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.