Buchholz Makes Spring Debut In Red Sox Loss To Rays

Archer off to strong start for Rays in win

       FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Chris Archer pitched two scoreless innings in his spring training debut, Jose Molina reached base three times and scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Tuesday.

        Archer, who finished third in the AL Rookie of the Year voting, allowed a hit and struck out one.

        Molina, among the slowest players in baseball went 2 for 2, including a double, walked and drove in a run. He scored from first on David DeJesus' triple in the second inning. The catcher scored two runs in a game just twice last season, the last time on July 5.

        Rays right fielder Matt Joyce went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.

        Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz made his Grapefruit League debut for Boston, going one inning, giving up a run on three hits and a walk with one strikeout.