Red Sox-Orioles rained out

With the game called because of rain,  Red Sox players abandon ship. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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With the game called because of rain, Red Sox players abandon ship.

SCORE: 0-0 (the game in Sarasota, Fla., was called after two innings because of rain).

RECORD: 8-15-2.


BREAKDOWN: The game was delayed for an hour and 15 minutes at the start. It began at 2:15 p.m. but the teams were able to play only two innings before play was halted for good. Drake Britton pitched for Boston and allowed three hits, to J.J. Hardy, Chris Davis, and Matt Wieters.

THUMBS UP: Ryan Lavarnway started behind the plate and stroked Boston’s only hit vs. lefty Brian Matusz . . . Britton got out of a jam and threw hard . . . Jonathan Herrera, who started at shortstop, made a nice play on a slow roller to end the first.

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THUMBS DOWN: Jackie Bradley Jr. went 0 for 1 and stranded a runner . . . David Ortiz, fresh off a contract extension, continued his struggles at the plate with a ground out. He’s now batting .056.

MEDICAL REPORT: Craig Breslow continued his road back from a delayed start, pitching one inning at the minor league complex. He allowed a hit but picked off the runner.

AROUND THE BASES: Orioles general manager Dan Duquette talked about his team before the game. He spoke highly of rookie righthander Kevin Gausman, who likely will make the team as a starter . . . The Orioles had an advance gate of around 10,000 at Ed Smith Stadium . . . Andrew Miller and Francisco Cordero did not get in their work because of the rainout, but they’ll work in minor league games this week.


NEXT GAME: The Red Sox face the Rays in Port Charlotte Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. The game will be televised on NESN. Clay Buchholz will oppose Jake Odorizzi. Buchholz will make his last spring start Sunday in Fort Myers in a minor league game.


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