Pittsburgh 3, Boston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 24, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 39330

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 44-31 22-16 22-15 L3
Pittsburgh 38-37 18-19 20-18 W3

Recap


Lyle Overbay had two hits and an RBI, and Paul Maholm pitched 5 1/3 strong innings to lead the host Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

The Pirates won their third straight game and denied Jon Lester the chance to become the first 10-game winner in the majors.

Lester (9-4) allowed three runs, eight hits and struck out five in six innings as the Red Sox lost their third straight game.

Boston led 1-0 in the first on an RBI groundout by Kevin Youkilis before the Pirates scored twice in the third on an RBI single by Jose Tabata and a double play grounder by Chase d’Arnaud.

Pittsburgh made it 3-1 in the sixth on an RBI single by Overbay.

Without the designated hitter in play, Boston did not start slugger David Ortiz. He pinch hit in the eighth, and Jose Veras got him to ground out to end the inning with runners on second and third.

Maholm (4-8) allowed six hits and one run, and Joel Hanrahan pitched a perfect ninth for his 21st save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Pittsburgh
Jon Lester Player Paul Maholm
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 5.1
5 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 6
3.00 ERA 1.69
Hitting
Boston   Pittsburgh
Jason VaritekPlayer Lyle Overbay
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 9 0 9 .273 19 4 1 4 0 1
Pittsburgh 9 0 12 .290 18 7 2 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Boston. The Pirates have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .541 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .689 after a win and .433 after a loss.
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