Pittsburgh Pirates: Takeaways From Home Opening Series Victory Against the White Sox

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Coming off of a series sweep at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox the Pittsburgh Pirates returned to PNC Park on a roll and secured a series victory over the Chicago White Sox

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered their first home series of the 2023 season with some unexpected excitement around the team. While fans were excited for Andrew McCutchen's return to Pittsburgh, as well as AJ Burnett throwing out Opening Day's first pitch to Russell Martin, fans did not expect the strong road trip to start the season.

After losing two of three in Cincinnati against the Reds to start the season, the Pirates traveled to Boston's Fenway Park and swept the Red Sox. This gave the club a strong 4-2 road trip to kick off their 2023 campaign.

After defeating the Chicago White Sox 13-9 in their home opener the Pirates appeared primed for a second consecutive series victory. The Pirates did just this with a 1-0 victory over the White Sox on Sunday.

After taking two of three at home against arguably the best team in the American League Central, the Pittsburgh Pirates are now 6-3 this season. Off to their best start since 2018, the last time the team finished with a winning record, they are 2-1 in their first three series played this season.

Before turning the page and looking ahead to a three-game series at PNC Park against the defending World Series Champion Houston Astros, we will take a look back at the team's series against the White Sox. Let's dive into the takeaways from the Pirates losing two of three at home to the White Sox.