Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Red Sox 4, Pirates 3

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Red Sox 4, Pirates 3

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GAME DATA

* Record: 13-6.

* Starter: Ivan Nova: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.

* Hitter: Jose Osuna: 2 for 3. 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB.

* Of note: Barrett Barnes left the game in the second inning with right hamstring discomfort. He was injured while legging out an infield single and is listed as day to day.

NEWS OF THE DAY

Nova was the first Pirates starter to throw five innings in a game this spring, and he made it look easy. Nova struck out five Red Sox hitters, walked none and threw 45 of his 65 pitches for strikes.

"It was a snapshot of what we saw the last couple months of the season," manager Clint Hurdle said. "Efficient would be the operative word."

Nova has allowed one earned run in 10 innings over three starts this spring. Last week, he threw a simulated game in Bradenton rather than start and focused on attacking the zone. …

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