BOSTON The wholesale jerseys Red Sox jerseys bid farewell to a legend at the end of last season. This season opened with a big day for one of their rising stars.
Rookie cheap Andrew Benintendi jersey hit a three run homer that capped a five run fifth inning, and the Red Sox jerseys began their post David Ortiz era by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates jerseys 5 3 in Monday opener.
Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner cheap Rick Porcello jersey (1 0) gave up three runs and six hits in 6 innings while striking out five. cheap Craig Kimbrel jersey retired cheap Starling Marte jersey on a game ending popup with two on for the save.
was awesome, Benintendi said. all excited to start playing games that actually matter. It was a fun experience. manager John Farrell said has impressed him most about 22 year old during his short time in the majors is the lack of panic. Benintendi homered on a 98 mph fastball on a 2 2 count.
sees the ball extremely well and has a true understanding of the strike zone, Farrell said. pretty special young player. the team it beat in the first World Series in 1903, Boston opened against a National League opponent for just the second time.
cheap Gerrit Cole jersey (0 1), the first overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft, gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings.
Cole said he threw a 2 2 pitch to Benintendi to strike him out looking in the first inning. He tried the same offering in the fifth.
he was not going to let that get by him again, Cole said.
Ortiz retired after last season after helping the Red Sox jerseys win three Series titles, their first since 1918.
Even without Ortiz, there was still plenty of pageantry at Fenway Park.
The ceremonial first pitch was attended a quintet of members Super Bowl champion New England Patriots headlined by MVP quarterback Tom Brady, who made the toss. They were joined by owner Robert Kraft and all five of the franchise Lombardi trophies.
It may have brought the hometown team some good luck.
Boston had only two hits before cheap Jackie Bradley Jr. jersey two out triple to right in the fifth. He scored the first run after cheap Pablo Sandoval jersey beat out a sharp grounder to shortstop cheap Jordy Mercer jersey.
cheap Sandy Leon jersey bunted his way on, Sandoval scored on cheap Dustin Pedroia jersey line drive single up the middle and Benintendi homered.
Porcello allowed only three hits through six innings. cheap Josh Harrison jersey had an RBI single in the seventh, and the Pirates jerseys added two runs off cheap Matt Barnes jersey before cheap Andrew McCutchen jersey struck out for the third time.
Red Sox jerseys: LHP cheap David Price jersey (left elbow) is still working on increasing his throwing distances and is set to throw again Tuesday. ,,, Manager John Farrell said RHP cheap Tyler Thornburg jersey (right shoulder) is still isn throwing.
Along with his homer, Benintendi had what might have been a game saving catch in seventh inning. Trailing 5 2 in the seventh, the Pirates jerseys had the bases loaded when cheap Starling Marte jersey hit a hard liner to left. But Benintendi was able to haul in a running, over the shoulder grab to limit the damage to a run, with cheap Josh Harrison jersey scoring from third on a tag up.
Bradley Jr. also had a nice running catch against the bullpen wall in the fourth inning to go along with his triple in the fifth to start the rally.
think it gave us some momentum. It was a little bit of a spark, Farrell said of Bradley grab.
Pittsburgh lost its first opening day game vs. an AL opponent. The Pirates jerseys are 71 60 in 131 openers, including 55 45 in 100 road openers. They fell to 7 6 against the Red Sox jerseys during the regular season.
Pirates jerseys: RHP cheap Jameson Taillon jersey is on the hill Wednesday after the series takes an off day Tuesday. He has a 5 4 record and 3.38 ERA in 18 starts with the Pirates jerseys.