2016 American League Cy Young Award winner, Rick Porcello, throws the first pitch of the game in the Red Sox home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates to leadoff hitter Adam Frazier. PORCELLO pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs and 6 hits leading the Red Sox to their first victory of the season 5-3 over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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.