Michael Chavis hit his 2nd homer of the Spring, a 2-run walk-off homer for the Boston Red Sox on Friday, March 5th as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 in 7 innings.

As impressive as the walk-off homer was, the story of the game was Eduardo Rodriguez's impressive start on the mound for the BoSox. E-Rod went 2.2 innings, allowing just 1 hit, a solo homer and struck out 2. He didn't walk a batter.  It was his 1st start since 2019, as he had contracted COVID last year, and then a heart related ailment, missing the abbreviated 2020 season.

Alex Verdugo made his 1st appearance of the Spring and was 1-2 with a double. Marwin Gonzalez starting at 1st base was 1-2 with a double.

Boston takes on the Minnesota Twins Saturday afternoon with the pregame starting at 1 p.m. Ryan Weber is scheduled to start for the BoSox.

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