Saltalamacchia scored and Gomes kept coming. Cano bobbled the ball and paused just long enough to cost him. His throw to the plate was accurate but Gomes slid to the outside and was safe.
When Victorino followed with an RBI single, the Sox were celebrating again.
“There’s a lot of talk about chemistry. But wins certainly are the biggest factor with chemistry and how we jell as a unit,” Farrell said.
“These guys, their priority is the game. They’ve got a strong passion for it, they love to work, and that was evident throughout an entire spring training. Today is Day 1, but I think that showed in the intensity and the mentality of this group.”