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Boston’s late rally sinks Pittsburgh

Hanley Ramirez doubled during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Thursday that sent the Red Sox over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3.

Xander Bogarts connected on a go ahead single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to complete a three run rally for the Boston Red Sox as they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Thursday afternoon.

Bogarts went 2 for 4 with the aforementioned RBI single for the Red Sox.

Andrew McCutchen went 1 for 4 with a two-run homer to left in the first inning and in the process passed Barry Bond to move into fourth place in team history with 176 career homers.

Gregory Polanco went 2 for 4 with a double and scored on a throwing error by catcher Christian Vasquez on an attempt to steal third base.

Chad Kuhl went 6 1/3 innings, allowed just one run on five hits, striking out six without allowing a walk in the no-decision.

ON DECK
Pirates righty Gerrit Cole (0-1, 6.55 ERA) is set to start against Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks (1-0, 6.00) Friday afternoon in the first of three day games in Chicago. The Pirates were 1-8 at Wrigley Field last season, but Cole is 8-2 in his career against the Cubs.

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