Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Red Sox 4 Pirates 4

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Red Sox 4 Pirates 4

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Records: Pirates (7-20-2), Red Sox (12-16-1).

Starter: Jon Niese ? 4 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 5 K.

Hitter: Andrew McCutchen ? 3 for 4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI.

Of note: Non-roster pitchers Cory Luebke and A.J. Schugel, who are among the options for the final spot in the bullpen, each allowed a run and a hit in two innings. Non-roster left-hander Jim Fuller, another bullpen candidate, struck out one in a scoreless inning.

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Niese allowed two runs on four hits in the first inning, but put only one man on base in his final three.

Mookie Betts led off the game with a double. Josh Rutledge singled and Chris Young's grounder drove home Betts. Ryan Hanigan singled, allowing Rutledge to score. Blake Swihart singled, but the Red Sox did no further damage.

"As the game went on, he got better," manager Clint Hurdle said of Niese. …

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