Thursday’s Red Sox spring training report

THURSDAY’S SCORES: Red Sox 5, Northeastern 2; Red Sox 5, Boston College 2.

BREAKDOWN: The Sox scored four runs in the sixth inning to win Game 1, coming back from a 2-1 deficit. A two-run error cost the Huskies before Scott Cousins had an RBI triple. The former big leaguer is in minor league camp. James Hand had a two-run double for the Huskies. The Sox got a long solo home run by Christian Vazquez in Game 2 and a three-run double from Travis Shaw.


THUMBS UP: Rubby De La Rosa threw two scoreless innings in Game 2. Matt Barnes, Alex Wilson, Tommy Layne, and Miguel Celestino added one scoreless inning each . . . Garin Cecchini was 2 for 3 in the second game . . . Ryan Lavarnway had two hits in the opener.

THUMBS DOWN: Righthander Noe Ramirez, who ended last season with Double A Portland, allowed two runs on three hits in the sixth inning against Northeastern . . . Austin Maddox, a 2012 draft pick, allowed two runs on four hits against BC.

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MEDICAL REPORT: Daniel Nava (neck) had a full workout on the field and is expected to play this weekend . . . Corey Brown fouled a ball off his left hand in the second game and came out for a pinch hitter. X-rays were negative.

AROUND THE BASES: Shunsuke Watanabe, the 37-year-old sidearmer who is in minor league camp, pitched a scoreless fifth inning in Game 1 . . . The Sox are 24-0 against BC and 12-0 against Northeastern . . . Boston College coach Mike Gambino played two seasons in the minors for the Sox . . . Northeastern freshman Dustin Hunt, a St. John’s Prep graduate, started and pitched two scoreless innings, leaving four runners stranded . . . The Red Sox had (Ryan) Dent and Mookie (Betts) batting third and fourth at one point in Game 2.

NEXT GAME: The Sox open Grapefruit League play on Friday when they host their ubiquitous spring training opponents, the Minnesota Twins, at 1:05 p.m. The game will be on WEEI-FM.


Peter Abraham can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @PeteAbe.
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