The Boston Red Sox scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning on Friday, March 19th and rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7.

Garrett Whitlock pitched 3 innings (6th, 7th and 8th) of 1 hit relief to pick up the win for the Red Sox. He struck out 5.  In 4 Spring Training appearances he's struck out 12 batters in 9 innings, allowing just 1 run.

Adam Ottavino pitched the 9th striking out 2.

Nathan Eovaldi started for Boston and went 4 innings allowing 8 hits and 5 runs, including a home run. He struck out 5 and walked 1.

The Red Sox continued to mash the baseball, belting out 13 hits, including 3 home runs.

Hunter Renfroe hit his 2nd of the Spring, a 2-run shot in the 3rd inning. Michael Chavis hit his 5th in the 7th inning, a solo shot and Chris Herrmann hit his 1st in the 8th inning, a 2-run shot.

Jarren Duran was 4-5, including a double with 3 runs batted in. He's batting .407 on the Spring.  Xander Bogaerts had a double.

The Red Sox take on the Atlanta Braves Saturday, March 20th. Martin Perez is scheduled to start for Boston. Hear the pregame starting at 1 p.m., first pitch at 1:05 p.m and every Spring Training game as well as all 162 regular season games on AM 1370 WDEA.


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