Robinson Chirinos’ Walk Off Lifts Rays Over Red Sox

Carl Crawford faces former team for first time

      PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) – Carl Crawford says he's gradually
adapting to life with the Boston Red Sox. His latest adjustment was
playing against his former team for the first time.
      The four-time All-Star returned to the spring home of the Tampa
Bay Rays and went 1 for 3 on Thursday during an 8-6 loss to the
club he helped win two of the past three AL East championships.
      Crawford played nine seasons for the Rays before signing a $142
million, seven-year contract with the Red Sox this winter.
      The 2010 Gold Glove winner made a diving catch in left field and
said it was good to get the day behind him. Robinson Chirinos hit a
two-run homer in the ninth inning to win it for Tampa Bay.
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