Recap - Pearce's bat, Porcello's arm the key in Sox victory

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Steve Pearce had three hits and drove in an equal number of runs to back five strong innings by Rick Porcello as the Red Sox beat Atlanta 5-1 Tuesday night.

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Porcello did more than just pitch - his single leading off the top of the fifth inning started a three-run rally that erased an early 1-0 Braves lead.

Xander Bogaerts drew a bases-loaded walk to score the first run, followed by an RBI single by Pearce (pictured) and a run-scoring ground out by Eduardo Nunez.

Pearce drove in two more with a single an inning later.

Porcello scattered two hits and walked one while striking out five as he improved to 16-7 on the season. Steven Wright, Joe Kelly, Ryan Brasier and Heath Hembree comined for four scoreless innings of relief.

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