7:55 p.m., Sox win 6-1.
Back with some more later.
7:49 p.m.: End of the 6th, Red Sox 6, BC 1
Tug Hulett’s double, an error and a sacrifice fly by Ryan Kalish helped the Sox score another run. Iglesias hit the ball hard again, but on a line to the second baseman. Check back later for updates from the clubhouse as we’lll be headed downstairs soon.
Kalish had a nice night, getting on base twice, scoring two runs and driving in another.
7:40 p.m.: Middle of the sixth, Red Sox 5, BC 1
1-2-3 inning for Fabio Castro. This game is speeding along.
7:33 p.m., End of the fifth, Red Sox 5, BC 1
Status quo here at City of Palms Park. All subs in now. Fabio Castro in to pitch.
7:25 p.m., Middle of the 5th, Red Sox 5, BC 1
Kris Johnson, the former first-round pick, allowed the first run of the day by the Sox.
7:14 p.m., End of the 4th, Red Sox 5, BC 0
Jose Iglesias ripped a three-run double to left in his first at-bat as a Red Sox to give them a 5-0 lead on the Eagles. It has been a solid day for young guys as Che-Hsuan Lin, Luis Exposito, Dustin Richardson and Felix Doubront all looked good.
I’m rooting for a tough play at shortstop in this inning to see what Iglesias does.
7:00 p.m., Middle of the 4th, Red Sox 2, BC 0
Weiland allowed a walk and a hit but escaped the jam thanks in large part to Varitek picking off a runner at second. Iglesias made a nice tag on the play. … Amalie went down to the clubhouse to speak to Boof Bonser and he said his right shoulder (which kept him out all last season) felt fine. The former Twin is looking forward to tomorrow night’s game against Minnesota.
6:49 p.m., End of the 3rd, Red Sox 2, BC 0
Kalish doubled, took third on a single by Marco Scutaro and scored when Pedroia grounded into a double play. Jose Iglesias is in to play shortstop and now Kyle Weiland is pitching.
6:39 p.m., Middle of the 3rd, Red Sox 1, BC 0
That good pitching and defense nuttiness Theo Epstein is espousing seems to be working out as the Sox have retired the first nine Eagles in order. Junichi Tazawa just tossed the latest perfect inning, fanning two.
6:30 p.m., End of the 2nd, Red Sox 1, BC 0
Jeremy Hermida walked but Tug Hulett grounded into a double play before Josh Reddick grounded out.
6:25 p.m., Middle of the 2nd, Red Sox 1, BC 0
Michael Bowden just sailed through his inning. Ryan Kalish went into the gap in right to track down a well-hit ball by Mickey Wiswall.
6:19 p.m., End of the 1st. Red Sox 1, BC 0
Dustin Pedroia singled, advanced on an error and scored on a single by Kevin Youkilis. But Adrian Beltre flied to right before Jason Varitek struck out swinging.
6:08 p.m., Middle of the 1st inning, BC 0, Sox coming up
Three up and three down for Boof. I hope he makes the team because I like saying Boof. Boof, Boof, Boof. Pedroia made a nice play at second to take a hit away from BC’s Mike Sudol.
6:00 p.m. Start of the 1st inning.
We’re just about to get underway here for Game 2 at City of Palms Park. There’s a modest crowd here but they’ll get to see the Boofer against BC and the Sox debut of Jeremy Hermida, Adrian Beltre and Marco Scutaro.