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Steve Pearce Goes Yard Twice in 4-4 Tie with Tigers

Pearce leads the Red Sox to a rare baseball tie.

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Apparently there are ties in baseball now. In Spring Training, I guess anything is possible.

Well, regardless of the outcome there were a lot of positive takeaways for the Red Sox on Thursday. First of all, World Series MVP Steve Pearce crushed two home runs against the Detroit Tigers.

He hit his first homer of the Spring in the fourth inning with a runner on to cut the Tigers lead to 3-2. His second was a solo shot in the sixth inning to give the Sox a 4-3 lead.

The only Boston run that wasn’t driven in by Pearce came on a C.J. Chatham RBI single in the fifth inning to score Gorkys Hernandez. In addition, Rafael Devers had a two-hit game and scored a run.

Eduardo Rodriguez impressed in his five innings of work, striking out eight batters. He did give up three runs in the second inning, but he settled right down after that. He even struck out the side in order in the third inning.

Out of the bullpen, Brandon Workman, Heath Hembree, Domingo Tapia and Durbin Feltman each threw one inning. Only Tapia let up a run.

The game was called at the end of nine innings despite the game being tied, which is something that I highly doubt will happen in the regular season.

On Friday the Red So will take on the New York Yankees at 1 p.m., trying to end their eight-game winless streak. Hector Velazquez is the scheduled starter.

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