at Fort Myers, Fla.
Saturday, March 15 Reds at the plate: Jeff Keppinger went 3-for-3 with a stolen base, Jerry Gil hit a two-run homer and Corey Patterson, Ryan Freel, Scott Hatteberg and Jerry Hairston Jr., each had a hit. Red Sox at the plate: Julio Lugo, out since March 2 with tightness in his lower back, went 2-for-3 and scored a run. J.D. Drew went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Jason Varitek hit a three-run homer, while Brandon Moss and Andrew Pinckney also went deep. Mike Lowell drove in a pair with an RBI single and a sacrifice fly, and Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run double.
Up next for the Red Sox: Boston travels to Bradenton, Fla., on Sunday to face Pittsburgh at 1:05 p.m. ET. Kyle Snyder is expected to start for the Red Sox, followed by Hideki Okajima and Mike Timlin.
Maureen Mullen is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.