Red Sox get split decision vs. Orioles, Marlins

Jackie Bradley Jr. flies around the bases on a seventh-inning triple against the Orioles. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Jackie Bradley Jr. flies around the bases on a seventh-inning triple against the Orioles.

SCORES: Red Sox 6, Orioles 5; Marlins 5, Red Sox 4.

RECORD: 5-8-1.

GAME 1 BREAKDOWN: In Sarasota, Brock Holt was 2 for 3 with a home run as the Red Sox held on for a win. Will Middlebrooks and Ryan Lavarnway also homered, part of a 12-hit attack. The Sox took the lead in the seventh inning against former teammate Alfredo Aceves. Daniel Nava had an RBI double and Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with a triple.


GAME 2 BREAKDOWN: In Fort Myers, John Lackey allowed three runs on four hits over 2 innings in his spring debut. Kyle Jensen’s two-run homer off Drake Britton in the ninth inning was the difference. The Sox were held to six hits.

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THUMBS UP: Allen Webster was working on a one-hit shutout before he tired with one out in the fourth inning against the Orioles and walked three in a row. He came out of the game after 57 pitches and was responsible for two runs. Webster struck out three. “He’s really understanding how to use his stuff. He’s using the sinker more,” manager John Farrell said. “He’s got a tremendous package of pitches.” . . . Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa, Burke Badenhop, and Edward Mujica pitched scoreless innings against Miami.

THUMBS DOWN: There’s no reason to worry about Dustin Pedroia. But he was 0 for 3 against the Marlins and is 2 for 19 in spring training with no extra-base hits and one walk.

MEDICAL REPORT: Shane Victorino, who played his first game Monday, was held out Tuesday and will play again Thursday. He could get some extra at-bats in a minor league game Friday.

AROUND THE BASES: The Marlins, who complained about the team the Red Sox sent to a March 7 game in Jupiter, fielded what for them was a representative lineup, although Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Giancarlo Stanton did not make the long trip . . . The Sox have won three of their last four games.


NEXT GAME: The Sox are off Wednesday. They play the Twins at Hammond Stadium Thursday afternoon. Jake Peavy is the scheduled starter.