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RED SOX SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Saturday’s spring training report: Red Sox open with a win

The Sox beat the Yankees, 8-5, on Saturday after falling behind early.
The Sox beat the Yankees, 8-5, on Saturday after falling behind early.(STAN GROSSFELD/GLOBE STAFF)

SCORE: Red Sox 8, Yankees 5

RECORD: 1-0

BREAKDOWN: Trailing, 3-0, after nonroster righthander Josh Smith was knocked around by the Yankees, the Sox scored one run in the second and five in the third. Michael Chavis’s three-run homer off Drew Hutchison in the third was the key hit. The teams combined for 26 hits and 18 runners left on base.

PLAYER OF THE DAY: Right fielder Bryce Brentz was 2 for 3 with an RBI and made two nice defensive plays. He dug a ball out of the corner in the third inning to hold Greg Bird to a single, then ended the fifth with a running catch of a ball hit by Clint Frazier to leave two runners stranded.

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NEXT GAME: The Sox host the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. The game will be on NESN and WEEI-AM (850). The Sox have righthander Ryan Weber scheduled to start and the Twins will go with lefthander Martin Perez.


Peter Abraham can be reached at pabraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteAbe.