Steve Pearce Big Showing Value As Red Sox Reserve

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Steve Pearce. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox capped a four-game sweep of the Orioles Sunday with a 4-1 win in Baltimore, powered by Steve Pearce's 10th home run of the season.

Pearce has belted six dingers and driven in 14 in his 24 games for Boston, while batting .314 and slugging .643. He discussed his consistency with NESN.

"We have so many good hitters on this team that I don't have to go and try to look for more, try to do more," he said. "So, you know, just staying within myself, and just hitting good pitches." 

Sox will wrap up their three-city trip with the start of a two-game set in Philadelphia tonight at 7:05 p.m. Rick Porcello's eyeing his 15th win and he'll try to improve upon his 19-8 career Interleague record in 36 starts. That includes a win over the Nationals this year.

But, it's been feast or famine for the righty his last five outings. In two starts, he's allowed one total run in 15 innings. In the other three, 19 runs spanning 11-and-2-thirds frames. Overall--6.75 ERA. 

Nick Pivetta's coming off a gem in Arizona a week ago. Six shutout innings. And, he blanked Boston over seven in a start last season.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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