Chris Sale admitted that he "didn't feel sharp" against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night, giving up three earned runs on seven hits in four innings.
Brock Holt, Sam Travis and Tzu-Wei Lin drove in runs for the Red Sox in their 4-3 win over the Pirates. Travis, who missed a large part of the 2016 season with a torn ACL, is now hitting .345 this spring.
Pirates starter Ivan Nova held the Red Sox to one run on four hits in five innings of work.
Eduardo Rodriguez will get the start for the Sox on Friday at 1:05 p.m. when they take on the Houston Astros.
0:21 - With less than two week before the beginning of the 2018 season, the Red Sox don’t have all of the answers for their rotation. Lou Merloni and Evan Drellich project their Opening Day rotation and discuss the lack of depth in it.
4:39 - Will Boston’s version of the ‘Killer B’s’ return in full force this season? Lou and Evan analyze the performances of Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Andrew Benintendi.
10:07 - Buy or sell? John Farrell will find another managerial position this season; J.D. Martinez will have a better season than Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton; Dave Dombrowski has put the best possible team out there for 2018.
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Former Rangers and Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson joins Toucher & Rich to give his simple solution towards getting the game to move faster.