Pirates fall to Red Sox in rescheduled game

Pirates fall to Red Sox in rescheduled game

Had the Red Sox been 100 percent this season and were a losing ball club, there's no doubt Farrell would be getting dragged to Logan airport by every Twitter-GM and sports-radio caller in town.

In the first inning alone, Wright gave up six runs and two homers.

Manager Buck Showalter knew the Orioles were disappointed in their 8-1 loss in the first game of the series April 11. Following a Starling Marte strikeout in the subsequent at bat, Andrew McCutchen drove a 93-MPH fastball over the Green Monster to give the Bucs an early lead.

However, the Pirates challenged home plate umpire Gabe Morales' ruling that trailing runner Mookie Betts was safe at the plate, and the call was overturned.

"I felt like I waited forever to get that first start in", said Pomeranz, who opened the season on the DL with a strained left forearm.

That set the stage for Bogaerts with two outs, and he responded by lining a single to right.

"Tonight, [there was] maybe a little bit more power than anticipated", said Farrell.

Boston will play a make-up game against the PIttsburgh Pirates this afternoon with Boston turning to lefty Eduardo Rodriguez and the Pirates rolling with righty Chad Kuhl.

The Pirates, now three and six, will travel to Chicago for a three game series with the Cubs. They doubled that total in the seventh game - and in the first three innings. "We're here to play baseball". I just can't help but think how many would be reacting if things were trending in the complete opposite direction. "You're going to battle, you're going to win, you're going to lose".

Rodriguez gave up two of his three runs in the first inning, but struck out eight with four walks over 5 1/3.

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"Not at all. I'd talk about it, too, if my guy doesn't show up to work", said Showalter. "I feel like I waited forever to go out there and have a good start".

Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy (2-0) worked six strong innings, and three relievers contributed to Los Angeles's first shutout of the season. Craig Kimbrel tossed a scoreless ninth for his third save.

Hanley Ramirez doubled to left and would score a run following an Xander Bogaerts single to center.

He has hit safely in all seven games this year, and heads to Toronto batting.385 (10-for-26) with four extra-base hits and a 1.141 OPS.

Wright allowed more runs in this game than he did in four starts last April. His lone blemish on the day came in the second inning on a double by Marco Hernandez that ricocheted off the left field wall to bring Mitch Moreland home.

In his previous start, Jimenez also allowed five runs in 4.1 innings, so his ERA remains 10.38.

It was McCutchen's first homer of the year and 176th of his career, which put him in a fourth-place tie with Major League Baseball home run king Barry Bonds on the Pirates all-time home run list. LHP Robbie Ross Jr. RHP Tyler Thornburg (right shoulder impingement) began the first day of his throwing program with 30 tosses from 60-70 feet.

The Orioles' five home runs at Fenway Park were their most since they hit six October 1, 1977.