Boston Red Sox left fielder, Andrew Benintendi, receives congratulations from third base coach BRIAN BUTTERFIELD as he rounds third after hitting a three run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Red Sox went on to win their home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates 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.