Pittsburgh Pirates: Pitching Staff Steps Up in Series Sweep of the Red Sox

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The pitching staff rose to the task, Bryan Reynolds is locked in at the plate, and more takeaways from the Pittsburgh Pirates sweeping the Red Sox at Fenway Park

Following a frustrating, and flat out disappointing series loss in Cincinnati to start the 2023 season the Pittsburgh Pirates shipped on up to Boston and responded in a big way. In a series where they were mostly in control from the start, the Pirates swept the Red Sox.

With this sweep, the Pirates finish their season-opening road trip 4-2 overall and 1-1 in series played. The Red Sox plated 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning of game one, but the Pirates would outscore them 12-3 the rest of the series.

Keeping the Boston offense in check outside of that 1st inning, an inning in which the Pirate defense helped out the Red Sox offense, was no small task. The Red Sox socred 9 runs in each of their first three games of the series, but Oscar Marin's staff rose to the task and got the job done.

As you will see, the impressive job the Pirate pitching staff did will earn them a pair of takeaways from the series sweep. With that said, let's dive into the takeaways from the Pirates sweeping the Red Sox at Fenway Park.