Boston Red Sox second baseman, Dustin Pedroia, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates GREGORY POLANCO attempting to steal second base on a great throw from Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon in the top of the second inning. The Red Sox went on to win their home opener 5-3.
Included in this grouping are 7 selected images from today’s Boston Red Sox home opener where the Red Sox defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3.
The hitting star was rookie left fielder, ANDREW BENINTENDI, who hit a three run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. The two pitching stars were Boston Red Sox starter, and last year’s Cy Young award winner, RICK PORCELLO, who pitched 6 1/3 innings allowing 6 hits and three runs; and Red Sox closer CRAIG KIMBREL, who pitched the 9th inning without giving up a run.