BOSTON PITCHER and former Portland Sea Dog Brian Johnson delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday in Fort Myers, Fla.

BOSTON PITCHER and former Portland Sea Dog Brian Johnson delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game on Sunday in Fort Myers, Fla.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday

With runners at the corners and one out in the 10th, Coty Blanchard hit a fly ball down the right-field line. Castillo caught the ball in foul territory, popped up and threw to catcher Matt Spring, who tagged out Cade Gotta trying to score.

“A dynamic player,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said of Castillo. “If there are any questions if he could play right field he’s certainly answering those for us.”

Castillo then singled against Jake Thompson leading off the bottom half and advanced on Taylor Hawkins’ passed ball. He moved to third on Allen Craig’s fly ball and scored on Deven Marrero’s single.

Castillo signed a $72.5 million, seven-year contract with Boston last August. He was promoted to the majors on Sept. 17 and hit .333 with two homers in 10 games for the Red Sox.

Castillo, who primarily played center in Cuba, has been playing right in some spring training games.

Boston’s David Ortiz was 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts, lowering his average to .208.

Starting time

Red Sox: Brian Johnson pitched four innings and allowed two runs and six hits.

Buchholz

Farrell has named Clay Buchholz the opening day starter when the Red Sox visit the Philadelphia Phillies on April 6.