Thursday, March 12, 2015

Buchholz Beats Bucs; Sox Win 7th In Row, 5-1

Break up The Carmine Hose! The Red Sox won their seventh straight Grapefruit League game today—beating the Pirates 5-1 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Clay Buchholz started and got the win—going three innings and giving up just one un-earned run. David Ortiz clouted his first HR of the Spring—a three-run blast that put Boston ahead to stay. In the same inning, Pablo Sandoval knocked out his first Grapefruit League HR as well. Jackie Bradley, Jr. got another hit—raising his Spring average to .375.