Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pirates 3 Red Sox 1

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pirates 3 Red Sox 1

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Records: Pirates (5-8-1), Red Sox (5-8).

Starter: Ryan Vogelsong ? 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 2 K.

Hitter: Jake Goebbert ? 2 for 2, 1 RBI.

Of note: Infielder Cole Figueroa, battling for a spot on the bench, singled twice and also made a slick play at third base, backhanding a grounder and making a strong throw as he crossed over the foul line. He is 7 for 20 at the plate this spring.

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Right-hander Vogelsong, 38, walked away from his start with a bruise on his right index finger, courtesy of a Hanley Ramirez comebacker ground ball, but feeling good about his four-inning outing.

"It's a process," Vogelsong said, "and today was a good step in the right direction."

The big blast came from Pablo Sandoval. After attempting a bunt on the first pitch, Sandoval smashed an 0-2 elevated fastball over the bleachers beyond the right-field wall. …

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