Dice-K sharp as Sox down Bucs
Right-hander allows one run and two hits in three innnings
RED SOX 5, PIRATES 3
at Fort Myers, Fla.
Tuesday, March 4
Up next: Jon Lester will make his second start Wednesday, as the Cincinnati Reds visit City of Palms Park for a 1:05 p.m. ET contest. Javier Lopez and Manny Delcarmen are also expected to see action. The Reds will counter with right-hander Homer Bailey, their top pitching prospect and a leading candidate for the No. 3 spot in their rotation. Edinson Volquez and Ramon Ramirez are due to follow for Cincinnati.
The Pirates return to Bradenton, Fla., on Wednesday to host the Tigers in a 1:05 p.m. tilt at McKechnie Field. Ian Snell will start for Pittsburgh against Detroit's Yorman Bazardo. The Pirates are also expected to pitch Sean Burnett, Marino Salas, Hector Carrasco, Josh Sharpless, Masumi Kuwata and Matt Capps.
Mike Petraglia is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.