FORT MYERS (AP) - John Lackey likes how his comeback from Tommy John surgery is progressing.
Lackey pitched three scoreless innings in the Boston Red Sox's 4-3 victory over Puerto Rico's World Baseball Classic team on Tuesday night.
Making his third start since having right-elbow reconstruction surgery in November 2011, Lackey gave up three hits and struck out two without walking a batter. He did not pitch last season.
The Red Sox took an early lead against Puerto Rico starter Nelson Fig-ueroa on Will Middle-brooks' solo home run in the second inning.
Figueroa went three innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts.