PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Justin Ruggiano homered after Fernando Perez led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a triple, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 6-4 victory over a Boston Red Sox split squad Saturday.
Andy Sonnanstine and Wade Davis each walked three as the Red Sox took a 3-1 lead in the first four innings.
Shoppach's homer came after a single by B.J. Upton.
Boston starter Felix Doubront struck out three in two shutout innings.
The Red Sox brought their starting infield on a day when most of the team stayed in Fort Myers to play the Minnesota Twins.