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Pirates-Red Sox in-game updates

Game over, Red Sox 3, Pirates 2

A sort of triple play won it. With two runners on, a liner to shortstop got one out. The runner was then doubled off second. The throw to first went wild but the runner was thrown out going to second. 6-4-2-4. Wow.

Top of the 9th, Red Sox 3, Pirates 2

Navarro doubled to start the inning and moved to third when McDonald flew to center. But Igeslias line softly to third and Kalish popped to center. Bowden will stay in to try and close it out.

Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox 3, Pirates 2

Michael Bowden allowed a run in the top of the 8th. With two outs and a runner on first, he walked Pedro Alvarez. Steve Pearce followed with a double that hit the wall in left, a foot or two away from a home run. One run scored and Alvarez went to third. Bowden then got a fly ball to center.

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Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox 3, Pirates 1

That play by Kalish paid off as Brown delivers a sac fly to center. I need to get to the clubhouse to interview some of the starters. You’re going to be on your own for a while.

Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox 2, Pirates 1

The Tugger slammed a single into center on a 3-2 pitch. Two runs scored and Kalish alertly went to third when the throw bounced a few feet away from the catcher. I have no idea who the catcher is for the Pirates at this point. It’s not Manny Sanguillen.

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Bottom of the 7th, Pirates 1, Red Sox 0

Kalish walks to load them up for Hulett with no outs. It’ll be tough not to score here.

Bottom of the 7th, Pirates 1, Red Sox 0

Iglesias reached on an infield single, Cameron to third. Chance for Kalish.

Bottom of the 7th, Pirates 1, Red Sox 0

Cameron led the inning off with a double to center. McDonald is running for him. Chris Jakubauskas pitching for Pittsburgh. Chance for Iglesias here.

Middle of the 7th, Pirates 1, Red Sox 0

Shouse worked around the error with a strikeout and a pop to center. Cameron will lead off the next inning for what will be his final plate appearance of the day. He’s the last starter still in the game.

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Top of the 7th, Pirates 1, Red Sox 0

Breaking news: Jose Iglesias just made a throwing error.

End of the 6th, Pirates 1, Red Sox 0

Youkilis and Ortiz walked with one out. But Drew grounded to third before Beltre fouled out to the catcher. The Sox are 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position in the last two innings.

The lineup now:

Kalish LF
Hulett 2B
Brown C
Bates 1B
Anderson DH
Reddick RF
Navarro 3B
Cameron CF
Iglesias SS

Shouse pitching.

Middle of the 6th, Pirates 1, Red Sox 0

Delwyn Young went boom on Boof Bonser with a solo homer deep to right. Victor Martinez made a nice play in the inning, bouncing on a bunt by Diaz and making a strong throw to first while falling down.

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Ryan Kalish has come in to play left, Tug Hulett is at second and Jose Iglesias is at shortstop. There will be more changes next inning quite likely.

End of the 5th, Pirates 0, Red Sox 0

The Sox loaded the bases as Drew walked, Beltre singled and Scutaro walked with one out. But Ellsbury fanned and Pedroia grounded to shortstop. There have been a grand total of four hits in this game, all singles.

Top of the 5th, Pirates 0, Red Sox 0

Sorry for the delay, had to go down to the clubhouse to get Buchholz. Papelbon had a 1-2-3 inning then Javy Lopez retired the Sox in order in the 4th. Now Manny Delcarmen is facing the Pirates in the 5th.

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Buchholz threw 18 extra pitches in the pen after the game, putting him at 46 for the day. He’s scheduled to pitch on Thursday, which is a day off. He’ll probably pitch a game on the minor-league side.

Buchholz was pleased, saying he missed on a few two-seam fastballs but was able to get some quick outs.

Delcarmen allowed a hit but nothing else.

Top of the 4th, Pirates 0, Red Sox 0

Sox went in order in the third. Nice work today by Maholm. 3 1 0 0 1 3

Buchholz is done for the day. Bet he goes to the bullpen for more work as he threw only 28 pitches. Papelbon is on. He just looked out at center field and was shocked to see Mike Cameron. He had no idea the Sox signed him.

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Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates 0, Red Sox 0

Since the game is not on NESN because of technical issues, here is a photo of the game so you can pretend:

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Now to yourself, think of a commercial for a Bruins game you don’t intend to watch.

Middle of the 3rd, Pirates 0, Red Sox 0

Three up and three down for Buchholz. I have him for 28 pitches, 17 strikes. Pretty efficient. He had good fastball command in his short stint.

End of the 2nd, Pirates 0, Red Sox 0

Ortiz popped out, Drew struck out looking, Beltre walked and Cameron struck out swinging.

Middle of the 2nd, Pirates 0, Red Sox 0

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Clement singled off Buchholz but was picked off first by Martinez. Milledge walked but Moss flew to center and Tabata grounded to second as Pedroia made a nice play on a slow runner behind the mound.

Theo Epstein then leaned out of the press box and started screaming, “That’s run prevention right there!”

End of the 1st, Pirates 0, Red Sox 0

Martinez singled with two outs but Youkilis grounded into a force. Heard NESN is having technical issues. I can try and act like Jerry Remy if you want. Send me $100 and I’ll sell you my scorecard and a beer.

Middle of the 1st, Pirates 0, Red Sox 0

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Clay Buchholz retired the side in order. F-9, F-7, K. 10 pitches, 5 strikes.

Top of the 1st, Pirates 0, Red Sox 0

We are underway at City of Palms. 70 degrees at first pitch. A guy dressed up as Thomas Edison threw out the first pitch for some reason.

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