PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Drew Smyly pitched four hitless innings and struck out seven in his final spring training start to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory Wednesday over a Boston Red Sox split squad.
Mike Mahtook and Brad Miller homered off right-hander William Cuevas, who allowed four runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings for the Red Sox. Miller also had a RBI double off Cuevas.
Smyly retired nine in a row before walking Brock Holt leading off the fourth. He struck out Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz to finish his 61-pitch outing.
Boston's Hanley Ramirez had two hits, including a RBI double, to raise his spring batting average to .320. Travis Shaw singled to drive in the second of three runs the Red Sox scored off reliever Enny Romero in the seventh.