Spring training roundup: Michael Chavis’ 2-run homer lifts Red Sox past Rays

Feb 22, 2021; Lee County, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Michael Chavis (23) takes fielding practice during the first day of full squad workouts during spring training at Jet Blue Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Chavis belted a two-run home run with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Boston Red Sox a walk-off win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday at Fort Myers, Fla.

Moises Gomez and Mike Brosseau banged solo homers for the Rays, who nearly came back from a 4-0 deficit after starter Rich Hill gave up three hits and four runs in the first.

Kevin McCarthy got the win after first blowing the save opportunity by allowing three hits and two runs over innings of work.

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Blue Jays 13, Orioles 4 (8 innings)

Joshua Palacios was 3-for-3 with 5 RBIs and a three-run homer to power Toronto in a blowout at Dunedin, Fla. Ryan Mountcastle had a two-run home run for Baltimore.

Phillies 3, Pirates 0

Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer for Philadelphia in a shutout win at Clearwater, Fla. Phillies starter Chase Anderson threw two shutout innings as Pittsburgh was limited to two hits.

Braves 4, Twins 0 (7 innings)

Kyle Wright threw three solid innings in his start, and Sean Kazmer Jr. and Drew Waters drove in two runs apiece for Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla. Minnesota was held to just three hits as Wright struck out two.

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Marlins 1, Astros 0 (8 innings)

Brian Anderson accounted for the game’s only run with a solo homer in the second inning at Jupiter, Fla. Trevor Rodgers and Nick Neidert each tossed two shutout innings for the Marlins as Houston was limited to two hits.

Tigers 1, Yankees 1

Gleyber Torres smashed a solo homer in the fourth for New York, and Daniel Woodrow answered with an RBI groundout in the eight for the Tigers at Tampa, Fla. The teams combined for 10 hits, and 15 pitchers used.

–Field Level Media