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Pirates-Red Sox scouting report

| Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Opponent: Boston Red Sox

  • Site: PNC Park

  • Manager: Grady Little

  • Record: 31-24, second place in AL East

  • Player to watch: Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is batting .310 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI.

  • Probable starters: Tonight, RHP Kris Benson (5-3, 3.73 ERA) vs. RHP Byung-Hyun Kim (0-0, 18.00 ERA), 7:05 p.m.; Wednesday, RHP Jeff D'Amico (4-5, 3.69 ERA) vs. RHP Derek Lowe (4-3, 5.34 ERA), 7:05 p.m.; Thursday, RHP Jeff Suppan (5-5, 4.03 ERA) vs. RHP John Burkett (3-3, 6.28 ERA), 7:05 p.m.

  • TV/Radio: All three games will be televised by Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh. All three games will be broadcast by KDKA-AM (1020).

  • Notes: The Pirates were 3-9 in interleague play last year and 0-6 at PNC Park. The Pirates are 22-22 overall at home in interleague play. ... The Red Sox have a 13-15 road record and have lost five games in a row. ... Kim, traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks for third baseman Shea Hillenbrand, is 1-5 with a 3.89 ERA overall in eight games. He will be making his first start for the Red Sox. ... Outfielder Manny Ramirez is batting .312 with eight homers and 36 RBI.

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