at Bradenton, Fla.
Sunday, March 16 Red Sox at the plate: Dustin Pedroia saw only two pitches on Sunday before knocking a a pitch from Pirates starter Tom Gorzelanny well over the left-field wall for his first homer of the spring. Chris Carter drove in Boston's second run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly. Designated hitter Julio Lugo and shortstop Alex Cora finished with two hits apiece. Joe Thurston hit an eighth-inning homer for the Sox. Pirates at the plate: For the fifth straight game, the Pirates were unable to score off the opposing starter. But the club wasn't held scoreless for the entire afternoon. Adam LaRoche went 2-for-2 with two doubles on the day, while Ryan Doumit drove in the team's first two runs with a sixth-inning single. Freddy Sanchez knocked a bases-clearing double in the seventh.
Up next for the Pirates: The Pirates and Blue Jays will face each other for the third time in less than a week, as Pittsburgh hosts Toronto at 1:05 p.m. ET at McKechnie Field on Monday. The St. Patrick's Day contest will feature a matchup of Pirates left-hander Zach Duke and Blue Jays right-hander A.J. Burnett.
Duke is slated to pitch five innings and is scheduled to be relieved by Sean Burnett, Evan Meek and Franquelis Osoria. Additionally, in order to celebrate Monday's Irish holiday, the Pirates will be wearing green hats.
Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.