Tuesday's Grapefruit League Roundup

Mar 31, 2009 - 8:21 PM FORT MYERS, Florida (Ticker) -- Jason Varitek's three-run home run in the seventh inning ignited a comeback as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit to edge the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-7, on Tuesday in a Grapefruit League contest.

Trailing 7-2 after seven innings, the Red Sox added three runs in the eighth on Nick Green's two-run triple and Angel Chavez's RBI single to win their final home exhibition game of the spring.

Other games:

At Sarasota, Florida, Brett Gardner, who has won the starting center fielder's job, collected three more hits to raise his spring average to .390 as the New York Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 6-3.

At Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Chris Duncan smacked a three-run shot and Adam Wainwright allowed two runs over five innings as the St. Louis Cardinals posted a 7-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

At Lee County, Florida, Brian Buscher, Mike Redmond and Matt Moses each collected three hits as the Minnesota Twins outslugged the Pittsburgh Pirates, 12-8.

At Lakeland, Florida, Justin Maxwell, Dmitri Young and Austin Kearns all blasted homers and combined for six RBI, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 7-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.

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