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Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, right, is greeted by pitcher A.J. Burnett as he arrives to take part in an informal spring training baseball workout in Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Pirates pitchers and catchers officially start the spring on Thursday, Feb. 19. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, right, is greeted by pitcher A.J. Burnett as he arrives to take part in an informal spring training baseball workout in Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Pirates pitchers and catchers officially start the spring on Thursday, Feb. 19. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval homered in the third inning off Pirates right-hander Ryan Beckman to erase a deficit and lift the Boston Red Sox over Pittsburgh 5-1 Thursday.

Pirates starter A.J. Burnett pitched 2 1-3 hitless innings but left two runners on base who scored on Ortiz’s three-run drive. Burnett struck out two and walked three.

Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz survived a rocky first inning that included two singles, a hit batter, a wild pitch, a wild pickoff, and a sacrifice fly. He allowed four hits in three scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

Pirates closer Mark Melancon allowed two hits and a run in an inning, giving up an RBI double to Shane Victorino that boosted Boston’s lead to 5-1 in the fourth.

Sandoval, who signed a $95 million, five-year contract during the offseason, went 2 for 3.

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