Doubront shines as Sox smash Marlins, 10-2

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Doubront shines as Sox smash Marlins, 10-2

MIAMI -- Felix Doubront rebounded nicely after his first poor start of the season, pitching a career-best seven innings while limiting the Miami Marlins to just three hits as the Red Sox posted a 10-2 victory, their second win in a row following four straight losses. The ten runs for the Sox topped their output (eight runs) from the previous four games combined.
Doubront didn't allow a hit until Miami shortstop Jose Reyes homered with two outs in the sixth. He yielded another run in the seventh on a single, double and fielder's choice, but got through the inning and improved to 7-3.
The lefty, who was rocked for six runs against Washington last week, fanned nine, tying a season high.
David Ortiz knocked in three of the Red Sox' runs with a solo homer in the fourth, a sacrifice fly in the sixth and a single to right in the eighth. Adrian Gonzalez (three hits) added two RBI.
The Sox blew open a two-run game with six insurance runs in the top of the eighth, an inning which featured two hits and two RBI from pinch-hitter Nick Punto.

Red Sox rally for 8-7 spring training victory over Twins

Red Sox rally for 8-7 spring training victory over Twins

Brian Bogusevic's RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox a come-from-behind, 8-7, spring training victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Bogusevic, 32, an outfielder signed to a minor league deal this winter, played in Japan last season and hasn't been in the major leagues since 2015 with the Phillies.

Reliever Tyler Thornburg, acquired in the offseason trade that sent Travis Shaw to the Milwaukee Brewers, had a rough outing in his Red Sox debut. He allowed five runs (four earned), four hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning as the Red Sox fell behind 7-3 by the fourth inning.

Left-hander Roenis Elias started for Boston and allowed a first-inning home run to Byungho Park. He struck out three in two innings.

Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with a double and first base prospect Sam Travis, hitting .500 this spring, tied it at 7 with an RBI double in the sixth.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said earlier Saturday that Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to make his first start on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays in Fort Myers and Chris Sale will make his first start March 6 against the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach. Rodriguez injured his knee in winter ball in Venezuela and threw his first batting practice session on Saturday.

The Red Sox next travel to Port Charlotte to play the Rays Sunday at 1:05 p.m. 


 

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