For Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson it was nine up and nine down as the Sox beat Tampa Bay 5-1 in spring training action in Florida.

Masterson started and threw three perfect innings, no runs, hits or walks. He struck out four.

Young lefty prospect Henry Owens also pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts.

After dropping their first two exhibition games, the Sox have now won five in a row.

A matchup with the Yankees tomorrow is next on the schedule.