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Monday’s spring training report: Bats are quiet again in Red Sox’ penultimate Grapefruit game

Alex Verdugo didn't have a hit but he did cut down a baserunner.Megan Briggs/Getty

SCORE: Braves 6, Red Sox 1

RECORD: 14-13-4

BREAKDOWN: For the second day in a row, the Red Sox’ bats were quiet, collecting just four hits in a loss to the Braves at North Port. Though right fielder Alex Verdugo was 0 for 3, he made an on-target throw to second on a line-drive single by Sam Hilliard, who tried to stretch his hit into a double. That’s a good sign for Verdugo, who battled arm trouble last year.

NEXT: The final spring training contest is a home matchup with the Braves Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. Kutter Crawford takes the hill against Charlie Morton. The game is on NESN.


Julian McWilliams can be reached at julian.mcwilliams@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @byJulianMack.