FORT MYERS, Florida — Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lift the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Sunday
With runners at the corners and one out in the 10th, Coty Blanchard hit a fly ball down the right-field line. Castillo's caught the ball in foul territory with a slide, popped to his feet and threw to catcher Matt Spring, who tagged out Cade Gotta trying to score.
Signed to a $72.5 million, seven-year deal last year, Castillo singled against Jake Thompson leading off the bottom half, advanced on Taylor Hawkins' passed ball, crossed to third on Allen Craig's flyout and scored on Deven Marrero's single.
Boston's David Ortiz was 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts, lowering his average to .208.