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Walker, Sanchez, McKenry homer for Pirates in win over Sox

  • Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez misplays a pop up during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez misplays a pop up during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Jonathan Hee, foreground and Michael Almanzar work out at third base before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Jonathan Hee, foreground and Michael Almanzar work out at third base before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Felix Pie safely jumps back to first as Boston Red Sox first baseman Travis Shaw waits for the throw during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Pittsburgh Pirates' Felix Pie safely jumps back to first as Boston Red Sox first baseman Travis Shaw waits for the throw during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Pittsburgh Pirates fans sit in the stands in light rain during the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 18, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Pittsburgh Pirates fans sit in the stands in light rain during the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 18, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez misplays a pop up during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Jonathan Hee, foreground and Michael Almanzar work out at third base before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Felix Pie safely jumps back to first as Boston Red Sox first baseman Travis Shaw waits for the throw during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 18, 2013 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates fans sit in the stands in light rain during the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 18, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Neil Walker homered to end Clay Buchholz’s 91∕3 inning scoreless streak and Gaby Sanchez hit a two-run drive to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Boston Red Sox, 4-3.

Walker’s leadoff homer in the second was the only hit off Buchholz, who struck out four and walked two in five innings.

Sanchez homered in the seventh against Chris Carpenter, and Michael McKenry hit a solo drive off Oscar Villarreal in the eighth.

Pirates starter James McDonald labored in the first, when Ryan Lavarnway hit a two-run single, then retired 11 of 14 batters. He gave up four hits and three walks in five innings and struck out six.

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