Red Sox defeat Orioles
SARASOTA, FLA. >> Miguel Gonzalez pitched into the third inning as he rebounded from a horrible first start, but the Baltimore Orioles dropped to 0-8-1 in the exhibition season with a 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.
Gonzalez opened by allowing seven runs and eight hits in 1 1-3 innings against Tampa Bay. This time he gave up a first-inning home run to Brock Holt. Overall, he gave up three hits, walked one and struck out one.
He tried to forget about last week's start.
"Of course, mentally when things are not going well you just put yourself down. You just got to get up and put your head down and work hard," Gonzalez said.
Roenis Elias pitched two scoreless innings for Boston, allowing four hits.
J.J. Hardy tripled in the fourth and scored on Joey Rickard's infield out, the only run for Baltimore, the major leagues' only winless team during spring training.
The Orioles had 12 hits and stranded 13 runners.
Red Sox: Elias, who could start the season in either the bullpen or with Triple-A Pawtucket, struck out Nolan Reimold with the bases loaded to end the second.
Orioles: Gonzalez has allowed eight runs and 11 hits in four innings.
Red Sox: C Christian Vazquez caught two innings for the first time since last year's Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Manager John Farrell says he expects Vazquez to catch three innings on Friday when Boston plays Toronto.
"I wish we could say we've got the next two months blocked out when we know he's going to catch, but we're taking (an) optimistic, yet cautious approach to how he comes out of each and every game," Farrell said.
RHP Michael Kopech, Boston's first-round pick in the 2014 amateur draft, broke his right hand in an altercation with his roommate earlier this month general manager Dan Hazen said.
Orioles: LHP T.J. McFarland, who left Sunday's game with a tender left elbow, received good news on his X-ray. Nothing alarming was found, and he hopes to return shortly.
INF Ozzie Martinez was in the clubhouse, two days after colliding with INF Garabez Rosa in Sunday's game. Martinez said the collision occurred when Rosa failed to call him off a grounder up the middle. He's not sure when he'll return.
INF Ryan Flaherty won't play at Philadelphia on Wednesday because of medical testing.
LHP Chris Lee was removed from the game because manager Buck Showalter noticed he wasn't his prescribed protective goggles.
Red Sox: Play at Pittsburgh. Joe Kelly starts against Ryan Vogelsong in a matchup of right-handers.
Orioles: RHP Yovani Gallardo pitches for the first time for Baltimore on Wednesday when they play at Philadelphia. RHP Jeremy Hellickson starts for the Phillies.
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