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Nick Kingham, Colin Moran pace Pirates past Red Sox

Kevin Gorman
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Pirates pitcher Nick Kingham delivers during the first inning against the Cubs Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at PNC Park.
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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Colin Moran drives in a run with a sacrifice fly off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Heath Fillmyer in the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Nick Kingham retired the first nine batters he faced and allowed two hits in four innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox, 6-1, Wednesday in Fort Myers.

Designated hitter Colin Moran went 2 for 2 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. Rightfielder J.B. Shuck and first baseman Jose Osuna also added two hits apiece for the Pirates.

The nationally televised ESPN broadcast featured in-game interviews with the Cora brothers; Joey is third base coach for the Pirates and Alex is manager for the Red Sox.

Moran singled to right to drive in Jung Ho Kang for a 1-0 lead, then scored on Kevin Newman’s bases-loaded fielder’s choice for a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Moran drew a walk in the third and scored again on Kevin Kramer’s single to right to make it 3-0.

Second baseman Alfredo Reyes had an RBI single in the seventh to make it 4-1. Third baseman Ke’Bryan added an RBI double in the eighth, giving him seven extra-base hits this spring.

Jordan Lyles is scheduled to start against right-hander Mike Wright when the Pirates play the Baltimore Orioles at 1:05 p.m. Thursday in Bradenton, which will be broadcast on AT&T Sportsnet and 93.7 The Fan. Francisco Liriano, Nick Burdi, Alex McRae and Brandon Waddell also are expected to pitch for the Pirates.

Jameson Taillon will throw a simulated game.

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Kevin Gorman is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Kevin by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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