Matt Moore, who closed out the 2015 season with a hot streak, has started out this season in the same way.
Moore, who spent much of last year recovering from Tommy John surgery, gave up only one hit – a home run to Mookie Betts – as the Rays beat Boston 3-2 in a spring training game.
Juniel Querecuto knocked in the winning run in the 10th for the Rays.
“It was all right,” said Moore. “I think I was a little more amped up than I hope to be during the season. But that’s expected for the first one, a little extra excitement.”
Logan Forsythe had two hits and a walk for the Rays.
The Rays play the Tigers in Lakeland today.