In his spring training debut, Koji Uehara picked up right where he left off - throwing strikes. The Red Sox closer pitched one inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates down in Florida and threw 14 pitches. 10 of them were strikes.

Junichi Tazawa also had his 2014 debut and he threw a scoreless inning as well.

The Sox lost to the Pirates 7-6 and it was Brandon Workman who was roughed up. He gave up five runs in 2 1/3 innngs starting in place of Jake Peavy.

Mike Carp and Bryce Brentz hit home runs for the Sox.

Today the Red Sox will see the Tampa Bay Rays in an exhibition game at Ft. Myers.

The Sox open the season Monday, March will hear the Sox opener live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.