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Sunday’s spring training report: Nick Pivetta pitches into fifth in windy Red Sox win

Ryan Fitzgerald, who spent all of last season with Triple A Worcester, homered on Sunday against the Phillies.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

SCORE: Red Sox 9, Phillies 5

RECORD: 12-7-4

BREAKDOWN: With a lineup comprised entirely of non-roster invitees, the Red Sox offense took advantage of a howling wind to right field, exploding for nine runs. Ryan Fitzgerald had a long homer to right and outfielder Greg Allen a grand slam to right-center.

Nick Pivetta allowed four runs on four hits, including a pair of homers — a blast by Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins, and a zephyr-aided fly by Cody Roberts — over four-plus innings. He struck out five and walked two in his penultimate spring start, expressing contentment with his arm strength and readiness for the start of the season.


NEXT: Garrett Whitlock will make his first start of the spring for the Red Sox at 1:05 p.m., facing off against the Pirates and starter Luis Ortiz at JetBlue Park. The game is on NESN+ and WEEI 850 AM.

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