FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Bobby Valentine is using every opportunity this spring to help rid the Red Sox of the memory of their September collapse. He's banned alcohol in the clubhouse, tweaked the rival New York Yankees and now, in their exhibition opener, he's let his ballclub loose -- against a college team.
Red Sox 25, Northeastern 0.
Cody Ross connected twice and Adrian Gonzalez hit one of Boston's five homers as a star-laden lineup roughed up Northeastern in the first game of a college doubleheader Saturday.
The Red Sox beat Boston College 6-3 in the nightcap behind starter Felix Doubront, who pitched two scoreless innings. David Ortiz played first base and went 0 for 2.