Pittsburgh 6, Boston 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 25, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 39483

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 44-32 22-16 22-16 L4
Pittsburgh 39-37 19-19 20-18 W4

Recap


Lyle Overbay belted a three-run homer to lift the host Pittsburgh Pirates to their fourth straight victory, 6-4 over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday before the largest crowd in PNC Park history.

Jeff Karstens (5-4) allowed four runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings and Joel Hanrahan pitched the ninth for his 22nd save as 39,483 were in attendance, including a large contingent of Red Sox fans. Hanrahan struck out Adrian Gonzalez with a runner on first to end the game.

Tim Wakefield (4-3) allowed five runs on seven hits and walked four as Boston lost its fourth straight and fell one-half game behind the New York Yankees for first in the American League East.

Gonzalez, Josh Reddick and Jacoby Ellsbury hit solo homers for the Red Sox.

The Pirates trailed 2-0 early but scored four times in the fourth, highlighted by Overbay’s sixth homer of the season. Karstens added an RBI single.

Pittsburgh made it 5-2 when Dustin Pedroia misplayed a grounder. Boston cut the deficit to 5-4 in the seventh on homers by Reddick and Ellsbury before Garrett Jones added a solo homer in the bottom half to make it 6-4.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Pittsburgh
Tim Wakefield Player Jeff Karstens
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.2
2 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 6
7.50 ERA 4.05
Hitting
Boston   Pittsburgh
Josh Reddick Player Ronny Cedeno
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 9 3 21 .250 13 4 4 3 1 1
Pittsburgh 8 2 16 .258 17 4 6 7 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Boston. The Pirates have a W/L % of .487 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 .419 after a loss.
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