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    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez finally hit the field for the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, and he made quite the first impression.

    Gonzalez hit the first pitch of his first spring game into left field for a single and added a sacrifice fly in the second, helping Boston to a 9-2 victory over the Florida Marlins.

    "You'd think that after that long away and coming off an injury, he'd be a little jumpy," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "But he was probably anything but that."

    The Red Sox acquired the big first baseman in a trade with San Diego in December but his spring debut was delayed for rehab on his surgically repaired right shoulder.

    "I've been wanting to get in there but I wasn't going to get ahead of myself, either," Gonzalez said. "So when the day came, it was going to come and that day was (Saturday). It was exciting going to sleep (Friday) night and waking up this morning feeling good."

    Gonzalez said the shoulder is more of a concern on defense than at the plate, which is why he won't be diving for any balls in spring training.

    Marlins ace Josh Johnson had a rough day, allowing five runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out two and walked one.

    "My goal was to go out there and try and throw a lot of changeups, get the hang of it, and I never did," Johnson said. "(I) couldn't throw it for a strike. Didn't really come close to the zone. It's a work in progress."

    Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez didn't seem concerned.

    "J.J., he was working on pitches," Rodriguez said. "Mainly that's what he was doing, and I think he didn't have command. He was leaving his pitches up in the zone, but it was good to see him there and working on something."

    Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury, who missed much of last season with injured ribs, went 3 for 3 with his first home run of the spring. He also scored three times and drove in three runs.

    "He hit that home run, that was a pretty swing," Francona said. "That ball jumped out in a hurry. So I think it's pretty safe to say he feels pretty good about himself at the plate."

    John Lackey pitched 4 1-3 innings for the Red Sox, yielding one run and six hits. He struck out three and walked none.

    "I kind of pitched more like I would during the season," Lackey said. "I incorporated a lot more pitches today, as opposed to the first two times I was pretty fastball heavy. So today it was more like a regular-season start and I was able to throw some off-speed pitches behind in the count and do some things that I need to do in the season."

     
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    Florida Marlins
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Emilio Bonifacio, 2B4000011 .304
        Tim Torres, 2B0000100 .333
    Dewayne Wise, CF3000010 .240
        Scott Cousins, CF2000011 .200
    Logan Morrison, LF3010010 .250
        Chris Lubanski, LF1110000 .200
    John Buck, C3110011 .217
        Brett Hayes, C0000100 .167
    Greg Dobbs, 1B3010011 .563
        Vinny Rottino, 1B1000001 .182
    Donnie Murphy, SS3010011 .235
        Ozzie Martinez, SS1000000 .286
    Matt Dominguez, 3B3010002 .318
        Ruben Gotay, 3B1000012 .222
    John Baker, DH3011002 .308
       a- Joe Thurston, PH-DH1000000 .235
    Josh Kroeger, RF2000114 .148
        John Raynor, RF1000000 .313
    Totals3527139  
    a-grounded out for Baker in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Logan Morrison (1, Lackey)
    RBI - John Baker (1)
    2-OUT RBI - John Baker (1)
    Team LOB - 9
    Fielding
    E - Dewayne Wise (1, Throwing)
    Florida Marlins
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Josh Johnson (L,0-2) 3.2955121 10.00
    Ryan Webb 1.1211000 1.59
    Mike Dunn 0.1333200 13.50
    Tom Koehler 2.2200110 4.70
    Pitches-Strikes - Josh Johnson 31-25, Ryan Webb 6-6, Mike Dunn 12-4, Tom Koehler 16-12
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Johnson 3-6, Ryan Webb 2-2, Tom Koehler 1-6
    Batters Faced - Josh Johnson 21, Ryan Webb 6, Mike Dunn 6, Tom Koehler 11
    Boston Red Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3333000 .440
        Juan Carlos Linares, CF1110100 .381
    Dustin Pedroia, 2B3031000 .333
        Nate Spears, PR-2B2110001 .346
    Adrian Gonzalez, 1B10110001.000
        Drew Sutton, 1B2110101 .269
    Kevin Youkilis, 3B3000004 .160
        Michael Almanzar, 3B1011000 .333
       a- Ryan Khoury, PH-3B1000002 .200
    David Ortiz, DH3020002 .333
        Daniel Nava, PR-DH1101012 .250
    J.D. Drew, RF3000004 .211
        Ryan Kalish, RF2010000 .281
    Mike Cameron, LF2111011 .412
        Paul Hoover, C1001000 .333
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C2110111 .308
        Josh Reddick, PR-LF1000100 .160
    Marco Scutaro, SS2000000 .217
        Yamaico Navarro, SS2000004 .308
        Ryan Dent, SS0000000 .000
    Totals36916943  
    a-flied out for Almanzar in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Jacoby Ellsbury 2 (3, Johnson, Johnson), David Ortiz 2 (2, Johnson, Webb)
    HR - Jacoby Ellsbury (1, Johnson)
    SF - Adrian Gonzalez (1), Daniel Nava (1), Mike Cameron (1), Paul Hoover (1)
    RBI - Jacoby Ellsbury 3 (4), Dustin Pedroia (3), Adrian Gonzalez (1), Michael Almanzar (1), Daniel Nava (3), Mike Cameron (1), Paul Hoover (2)
    SB - Nate Spears (3, 2nd base off Johnson/Buck)
    Team LOB - 11
    Fielding
    E - Ryan Khoury (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Boston Red Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    John Lackey (W,1-0) 4.1611030 1.74
    Randy Williams (H,2) 1.2000030 3.18
    Bobby Jenks (H,2) 1000110 0.00
    Matt Fox (H,1) 1110110 1.80
    Blake Maxwell 1000110 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - John Lackey 25-25, Randy Williams 11-11, Bobby Jenks 9-5, Matt Fox 11-7, Blake Maxwell 9-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Lackey 3-7, Randy Williams 1-1, Bobby Jenks 1-1, Matt Fox 2-1, Blake Maxwell 2-0
    Batters Faced - John Lackey 19, Randy Williams 5, Bobby Jenks 4, Matt Fox 6, Blake Maxwell 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 7921
    Game Time - 3:07
    Temperature - 69
    Umpires - Home - Field Culbreth, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Mark Lollo