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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 5, Red Sox 2

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| Saturday, March 14, 2015 5:06 p.m
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Pirates second baseman Gustavo Nunez tags out the Red Sox's Travis Shaw in a run-down Saturday, March 14, 2015, at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla.
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Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole stands on the mound after giving up a home run to the Red Sox's Mike Napoli on Saturday, March 14, 2015, during their game at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla.
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Pirates prospect Austin Meadows bats against the Red Sox on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla.
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Pirates pitcher Stolmy Pimentel delivers to the plate during the sixth inning against the Red Sox on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla.

Pirates 5, Red Sox 2

Red Sox starter: Henry Owens 3IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 3K

Pirates starter: Gerrit Cole 3.2IP, 4H (2HR), 2R, 2ER, 1HBP, 1K

Flying over Green Monster South: Mike Napoli belted two sole home runs off Cole, both flying over the replica green monster left-field wall at JetBlue Park. Cole is still seeking breaking ball consistency and hung a slider to Napoli on the first homer and left a changeup on the second. “I just happened to goose both of them,” said Cole, who reached 65 pitches.

Another MVP candidate?: Starling Marte is picking up where he left off after posting a stellar second half last season (.975 OPS). Marte doubled, tripled, walked, stole a base and scored two runs.

Depth charge: LHP Clayton Richard continues to intrigue, striking out three in two scoreless innings.

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