Arroyo stifles former team in shutout
Ex-Boston right-hander strikes out nine over seven innings
REDS 4, RED SOX 0
at Fort Myers, Fla.
Thursday, March 30
Reds at the plate: Rich Aurilia belted a solo homer, Scott Hatteberg provided an RBI double and Austin Kearns contributed a two-run single.Red Sox on the mound: Veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield finished his impressive spring by going four innings and allowing two hits and one run while striking out three. Mike Timlin, Julian Tavarez and Jonathan Papelbon all pitched scoreless innings. Reds on the mound: It was quite a homecoming for Arroyo. Traded to the Reds on March 20, Arroyo stifled the Red Sox over seven innings, allowing just three hits while striking out nine. Grapefruit League records: Red Sox 9-18-1; Reds 20-11. Up next: The Red Sox will work out in Fort Myers on Friday before heading to Philadelphia for exhibition games on Saturday and Sunday.
The Reds travel to Winter Haven to face the Indians on Friday at 1:05 p.m. ET, with left-hander Brandon Claussen taking the mound.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.