Christian Koss blasted a walk-off homer Friday as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-6, in the Sox’s second exhibition contest of the season after they routed the Twins, 14-1 the day prior. Bobby Dalbec homered in both wins.
- Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts both shared 0-for-2 days at the plate
- Christian Arroyo went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles
- Rafael Devers went 1-for-2 with a single
- Dalbec homered again, after homering yesterday — he socked a game-tying three-run homer in the fourth
- Kole Cottam, Elih Marrero, Ceddanne Rafaela, Izzy Wilson, and Jeter Downs each had a hit
- It was a big day for Koss, who went 3-for-3 with two RBI — he had two singles and a pair of long balls, including his walk-off jack
- Nathan Eovaldi effortlessly took care of the first six batters he faced, but a trio of hits yielded in the third inning resulted in two runs earned for Eovaldi — who ended his day on that note
- Kaleb Ort then surrendered a pair of singles in the fourth, and a wild pitch that moved the runner over to third allowed another Tampa Bay run to come through
- Durbin Feltman and Brian Keller worked back-to-back 1-2-3 frames in the fifth and sixth
- But, Keller ran into some trouble in the seventh as he let up a pair of walks before letting up a three-run bomb and Joan Martinez would have to finish the inning for Keller
- Silvino Brancho hurled a damage-less eighth, and Victor Santos let two on base via a walk and a single but worked his way out of the jam before earning the win
The Sox will take on the Twins again Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET. Nick Pivetta will take the mound for Boston, getting the start.