Rick Porcello was the first of the Red Sox’s core of starting pitchers to make his spring training debut Sunday.

The Boston right-hander had a bumpy outing, tossing three innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing a pair of home runs and four hits while striking out one in an 8-1 loss. But the former Cy Young winner said he felt good in his first start of the spring, and mainly is focused on executing pitches at this early point in the season.

To hear more from Porcello after his start, check out the “NESN Sports Today,” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.