Porcello struggles as Red Sox lose 13-5 to Rays split-squad
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello was hit hard in Boston's 13-5 loss to a Tampa Bay Rays split-squad on Sunday.
Porcello was charged with eight runs and 10 hits in three innings. Porcello, who went 9-15 with a 4.92 ERA last year in his first season with Boston, struck out two and walked none.
Hank Conger hit a two-run homer in Tampa Bay's six-run second inning. Conger finished with three RBIs.
Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe had his third multihit game of the spring, collecting two singles. Erasmo Ramirez allowed one run and five hits in four innings.