The Red Sox started this game as they've started so many recently: by getting men on and kindly leaving them there. Dustin Pedroia singled and Adrian Gonzalez moved him over before Kevin Youkilis lined out softly to third and J.D. Drew struck out to end the threat.
They'd get the leadoff man on in the third when Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled, but he was unable to be moved over.
Fortunately, Andrew Miller held off the Pirates, striking out three and allowing just two hits in the first three innings.
The Pirates lost left fielder Jose Tabata just one pitch into the Pittsburgh half of the first when he appeared to injure his left leg while legging out a bunt single.
Drew, who hit a ball off of his left eye during batting practice, left the game in the second inning and was replaced by Darnell McDonald.