The Boston Red Sox began their six-game road trip with an 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Friday night.

With the win, the Red Sox improved to 11-10, and the Pirates fell to 11-9.

Check out the full box score here.

Brayan Bello was not only brilliant on the mound for the Red Sox, but he also got the run support from the make-shift lineup manager Alex Cora put together amid several Boston injuries.

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The 24-year-old righty tossed six scoreless innings, holding the Pirates to one hit and striking out seven. He threw 62.5% of his pitches for strikes (60-of-96 pitches) and retired the side in order in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

Along with the gem of a game Bello pitched, the Red Sox launched four home runs from Wilyer Abreu, Triston Casas, Rob Refsnyder and Ceddanne Rafaela.

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— Abreu hit his first home run of the season in the top of the first inning to give the Red Sox the early 1-0 lead. The outfielder finished the night 3-for-5 from the plate.

— Refsnyder knocked in two runs with his first round-tripper of the season in the fifth inning.

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— Rafaela hit his first home run of the season and added a second RBI when his fielder’s choice in the second inning allowed Bobby Dalbec to score from third.

The Red Sox continue their four-game series with the Pirates on Saturday afternoon. First pitch from PNC Park is slated for 4:05 p.m. ET. You can watch the game, plus an hour of pregame coverage, live on NESN.

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