Andrew Miller and the Red Sox bullpen held the Pirates offense to five singles and two runs. The Pirates were betrayed by some spotty defense and some walks. Three unearned runs were scored on four errors. Three of the four Boston runs were scored by players who had drawn a free pass. Boston avoided a sweep by taking the final game 4-2.
The errors started in the fourth. Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled to start the inning against James McDonald. Andrew McCutchen cleanly handled Josh Reddick's fly ball. But his throw to third trying to nab Saltalamacchia who was trying to tag up was wild, skipping off the glove of Chase D'Arnaud and going into the stands. That allowed Saltalamacchia to score with the first run. McDonald got Marco Scutaro to pop up and whiffed Andrew Miller to end ...
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