Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sox Top Rays, 9-2; Aceves Starts Another Fued

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The Red Sox pounded out 15 hits and Lyle Overbay, Ronald Bermudez, Blake Swihart and Mauro Gomez had two RBIs each as Boston spanked Tampa, 9-2 on Saturday. But the real fireworks came when 'Punch-O-Cini' Alfredo Aceves almost caused another brawl by plunking Sean Rodriguez. Aceves claimed it was a mistake, but kept jawing with Rodriguez as he reached first. The benches cleared and Aceves and Rodriguez had to be separated, but, in the end it made no difference. Aceves got his second win of the Spring. Also of note is the fact that Jose Iglesias went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored.