Red Sox 16, Reds 5
Fort Myers, Fla.
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009

Reds at the plate: Joey Votto went 2-for-3. Edwin Encarnacion got the Reds on the board with an RBI single in the fourth. Drew Stubbs delivered a two-run, pinch-hit double in the seventh.

Red Sox at the plate: Julio Lugo, trying to win the starting shortstop job, went 2-for-3 from the leadoff spot. Captain Jason Varitek drove in four runs, including a two-run double. All of Varitek's production came from the left side, where he hit just .201 last season. J.D. Drew scored twice and had two hits. Jason Bay scored three runs and had two hits. Brad Wilkerson, in competition for a spot on the bench, ripped a two-run homer and added a ground-rule double.

Reds on the mound: Nick Masset's quest to become the fifth starter didn't go well in this one, as he gave up four hits and four runs -- three earned -- over one inning. Minor Leaguer Robert Manuel was shelled for six hits and six runs in just one-third of an inning.

Red Sox on the mound: Clay Buchholz was sharp in his two innings, giving up a hit and striking out one. Ramon Ramirez was first out of the bullpen, notching a scoreless third inning that included one strikeout.

Grapefruit League record: Reds 2-2; Red Sox 1-3

Up next: The Red Sox make the short bus ride to Hammond Stadium to play the Twins on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET, with ace Josh Beckett taking the mound. Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will piggyback Beckett out of the bullpen. Closer Jonathan Papelbon will make his first appearance of the spring.

The Reds host the Yankees on Sunday at 1:05 p.m., with Aaron Harang making the start -- and his Spring Training debut -- against Alfredo Aceves.