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Game Thread: Pirates at Red Sox, 3/21/21

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Spring rolls on as the Buccos look to get on track vs. the BoSox.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (8-10 preseason) at Boston Red Sox (10-7 preseason) – Sun, March 21 @ 1:05pm

Stadium: JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers, Florida

TV: MLB Network (delay)

Radio: KDKA


Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Wil Crowe – RHP – (0-0) – 0.00 ERA – 5 total Ks
Red Sox: Nick Pivetta – RHP – (1-1) – 3.00 ERA – 8 total Ks

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)

Pirates

1. Adam Frazier – 2B

2. Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B

3. Bryan Reynolds – LF

4. Gregory Polanco – RF

5. Todd Frazier — 1B

6. Cole Tucker — SS

7. Jacob Stallings — C

8. Brian Goodwin — CF

9. Wilmer Difo – DH

Red Sox

1. Enrique Hernandez — 2B

2. Alex Verdugo — CF

3. JD Martinez — LF

4. Xander Bogaerts — SS

5. Rafael Devers — 3B

6. Hunter Renfroe — DH

7. Marwin Gonzalez – RF

8. Kevin Plawecki — C

9. Michael Chavis — 1B


The Pirates are 1-4 since the beginning of the week, most recently dropping a 3-1 affair to the Detroit Tigers. In that game, Kevin Newman went 2-for-2, including a double, Cole Tucker joined the action with a triple, and Colin Moran knocked in the lone run of the game for Pittsburgh.

Tyler Anderson pitched five strong innings for the Pirates, allowing only two hits and one run. Richard Rodriguez got tagged with the loss after giving up a run on two hits in his only inning of the game.

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