FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox used their veteran players in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against Northeastern and Boston College. They produced a 3-0 victory that was, outside of some good pitching performances, unremarkable.
Manager John Farrell used a younger lineup against the Eagles. Xander Bogaerts, the organization’s top prospect, batted sixth. Jackie Bradley Jr., a center fielder with great potential, hit third.