FINAL (Rays 15, Sox 7)
Six more runs for the Rays in the eighth, Sox lose big despite out-hitting the Rays 11-7. Six Sox errors had a lot to do with that.
GLOVE HURTS (3:07, TOP 7, 9-3 RAYS)
Back after a long break chatting with a few players in the clubhouse. The Red Sox have committed five errors today, two of them by Argenis Diaz, who has had a tough defensive spring altogether despite being considered by Baseball America the best defensive prospect in the Red Sox system.
George Kottaras just hit a solo home run down the right field line.
WAKEFIELD DONE (1:59, MID 4, 4-1 RAYS)
Wakefield has been replaced by Wes Littleton. In his third outing of the spring, Wakefield surrendered four runs (three earned) on two hits. He was partially a victim of an error and a fly ball ruled a triple that Jeff Bailey lost in the sun in left field.
The Sox have four hits through four innings, but only one run to show for it.
CARTER AND BAILEY (1:29, BOT 2, 3-1 RAYS)
That’s not the name of a 70s cop show; it’s the two hottest hitters on the Red Sox this spring. The Sox have a pair of hits and, not surprisingly, one came from Chris Carter, the other Jeff Bailey. Carter singled in the first, and Bailey doubled to left in the second. Bailey eventually scored on a ground out to second by Josh Bard.
Entering the game Bailey, the reigning International League MVP, led the Grapefruit League with six RBIs and a .462 batting average. Carter came in batting .385 and slugging .692
Tim Wakefield allowed one run in the first after hitting a batter. The Rays scored in the second after a triple caused by Bailey losing a fly ball in the sun in left. Anothe run scored on a Chris Richard double.