FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz went 0 for 3 in his first exhibition game of his final spring training Friday, a 7-2 victory by the Boston Red Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ortiz popped out in the first inning against Chris Archer, flied out in the fourth off Kyle McPherson and flied out in the sixth against Jhan Martinez.

“It feels good, as usual,” Ortiz said. “Just getting ready for the season.”

Ortiz announced last fall on his 40th birthday that this will be his final season. Ortiz said he’s maintaining the same preparation.

“I ain’t changing nothing,” he said.

Jackie Bradley Jr., who went 2 for 2, opened the scoring with a home run on the first pitch of the third inning from Kyle McPherson.

James Loney and Logan Morrison each had two hits for the Rays.

Boston broke open the game with three runs each in the sixth and seventh innings.

In his first outing, Archer pitched two hitless innings with one strikeout and one hit batter.

“I thought he looked good,” Rays Manager Kevin Cash said. “Was efficient. Was trying a couple of different things. Threw some change-ups.”

Boston fielding a lineup with most of its projected starters.

“It was good to get positive feedback from that,” Archer said,

Boston right-hander Joe Kelly, the leading candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation, gave up two hits in two scoreless innings.

“It was the first time facing hitters in a while,” Kelly said. “The first couple outings you throw mainly fastballs and get a feel for a game situation again.”

NOTES: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was hit by an Archer pitch in the first inning but stayed in the game. … Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who injured his right knee Saturday, threw on flat ground. Manager John Farrell said Rodriguez had no issues with his outing but isn’t ready to throw from a mound.


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