SCORE: Orioles 5, Red Sox 4.
BREAKDOWN: The Orioles jumped on Sox starter Allen Webster for three runs in the first three innings. Steve Clevenger homered on Webster’s first pitch of the second. Nick Markakis doubled home the Orioles’ second run in the third and a Chris Davis Wall ball made it 3-0 . . . Mike Carp singled home a run for the Sox in the third and Xander Bogaerts and Will Middlebrooks gave the Sox a 4-3 lead with back-to-back homers over the Monster in the fourth . . . The Orioles chased Webster with three hits and two runs in the sixth. Webster gave up 11 hits, two walks, and all five earned runs over 5⅔ innings. “He’s much further along than he was here last year,’’ said manager John Farrell. “He made some big pitches with men in scoring position. But he left too many sinkers over the plate.’’ Farrell on Bogaerts and Middlebrooks: “I think you’re seeing their comfort and timing coming around.’’
THUMBS UP: The public address system at JetBlue playing “Teach Your Children” while Yaz’s grandson Mike Yastrzemski took batting practice before the game. Coincidence? Only Dr. Charles knows. Mike Yaz pinch-ran in the sixth and scored the Orioles’ fifth run. He grounded to second in the eighth. Rich Gedman’s son, Matt, played first base for the Sox in the ninth.
THUMBS DOWN: It was an extremely chilly morning and only up to 60 degrees at game time. That may sound good if you are in Watertown Square, but it’s not what we’re looking for in southwest Florida.
MEDICAL REPORT: Shane Victorino (sore left side) did not play, but Farrell said Victorino was cleared to play and will be Boston’s Opening Day right fielder. Victorino has played in only eight games this spring. Farrell said he will play Thursday night against the Twins.
AROUND THE BASES: Grady Sizemore’s day: Nine innings. Single (thrown out going for a double). Walk, run scored. Nice catch of a ball hit by former Red Sox player Quintin Berry. Lineout to left in the fourth. Ground out to first in the seventh. Jackie Bradley Jr.’s day: Came up with the bases loaded and two out in the second and went out on a one-hopper to the left side. Struck out swinging in the fourth. Replaced in right field in the sixth . . . The Red Sox have hit 27 homers in 27 spring games. Last year, they hit only 17 homers in Florida . . . Old friend Berry started in center field for the Orioles . . . Alfredo Aceves is on the bubble to make the Orioles’ roster. No one ever wants to be the one to tell him he’s not making the team.
NEXT GAME: The Sox are home Thursday against the Twins at 7:05 p.m. The game will be on WEEI radio.