Miller hits 1st homer as Rays beat Red Sox split squad 5-1
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Brad Miller hit his first home run this spring and seven relievers combined to allow just one run on four hits as the Tampa Bay Rays topped a Boston Red Sox split squad 5-1 on Friday.
Dana Eveland allowed Boston's lone run in the second inning on a sac fly from Brennan Boesch that scored Blake Swihart. Danny Farquhar, Alex Colome, David Carpenter, Xavier Cedeno, Steve Geltz and Enny Romero combined to pitch seven scoreless innings.
Mikie Mahtook, Logan Morrison and Taylor Motter each drove in a run, while Miller hit his homer to straightaway center field.
Boston starter Roenis Elias pitched four innings, allowing just one earned run on five hits.
Rays minor leaguer Granden Goetzman blasted a solo homer over the left field boardwalk in the eighth.