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    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Josh Beckett was happy with his outing - until the fifth inning.

    Beckett failed to record an out in Pittsburgh's six-run fifth as the Boston Red Sox lost 9-4 to the Pirates on Sunday.

    "It's a shame that a whole outing gets ruined by one inning, but that's kind of the case," Beckett said. "I feel like I pitched well in the middle three innings."

    Beckett worked four-plus innings and allowed five runs on four hits, walked two and struck out five. He threw 76 pitches. He faced four batters without getting an out in the fifth. Four of the Pirates' six runs in the inning were charged to him.

    "That's not how it's supposed to end, because I was feeling good," Beckett said.

    It was Beckett's third outing of spring training. On Feb. 28, he had mild concussion symptoms after being struck in the head by a ball during batting practice.

    "I think I've caught back up completely from the concussion," Beckett said. "I didn't feel tired."

    Ronny Cedeno began the bottom of the fifth with a solo homer to left field. Dusty Brown walked, Andy Marte blooped a double and Jose Tabata was hit by a pitch.

    Neil Walker lined the first pitch from reliever Scott Atchison into right for a tying single. Pedro Alvarez's double put the Pirates up, 5-3. Lyle Overbay added a two-run single.

    The first hit off Beckett was John Bowker's two-out, solo home run in the second inning. It was Bowker's second homer this spring.

    Bowker, who is out of minor league options, is trying to make the Pirates' roster as a reserve outfielder. After being slowed by tendinitis in his wrist early in camp, he has hit safely in six of his past seven games.

    "I'm trying to get my timing down again," Bowker said. "I'm not trying to do too much, just hit line drives."

    Pirates starter Brad Lincoln allowed two runs on two hits in three innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out three.

    "He got into a good rhythm at times," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "There were a few times when he rushed and he was missing arm-side out, arm-side up a little bit. He's working in the right direction, no doubt."

    Mike Cameron's two-run double in the third inning gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead. Lars Anderson homered, singled and scored two runs. Drew Sutton walked, singled and scored once.

    NOTES: Red Sox RHP Clay Buchholz and RHP Tim Wakefield will pitch a camp game Monday. They each will pitch in separate split-squad games Friday. ... Red Sox LHP Felix Doubront (elbow) threw a bullpen session Sunday. ... Pirates C Chris Snyder said his back injury is only "little, nagging aches" and he doesn't expect to be out long. Snyder was scratched from the lineup Saturday. ... Pirates LHP Joe Beimel (forearm) and LHP Scott Olsen (hamstring) are scheduled to make their spring training debuts Monday against Baltimore. Olsen is vying for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. ... The crowd of 6,602 on Sunday was the largest in the 42-year history of McKechnie Field.

     
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    Boston Red Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Mike Cameron, RF3012001 .400
        Josh Reddick, RF2000011 .148
    Jed Lowrie, SS2000101 .200
        Jose Iglesias, SS1000010 .364
    J.D. Drew, DH2000112 .190
       a- Daniel Nava, PH-DH1000000 .240
    Jason Varitek, C3000014 .267
        Luis Exposito, C1000010 .100
    Ryan Kalish, CF3000120 .257
        Ryan Khoury, PR-2B0000000 .200
    Darnell McDonald, LF3111000 .269
        Juan Carlos Linares, LF-CF1000001 .364
    Lars Anderson, 1B3221000 .182
        Yamaico Navarro, 3B1000000 .296
    Nate Spears, 2B-LF4010000 .333
    Drew Sutton, 3B-1B3110111 .276
    Totals3346448  
    a-fouled out for Drew in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Mike Cameron (2, Lincoln)
    HR - Darnell McDonald (1, Hanrahan), Lars Anderson (2, Karstens)
    RBI - Mike Cameron 2 (3), Darnell McDonald (3), Lars Anderson (3)
    2-OUT RBI - Lars Anderson (1)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - Iglesias-Spears-Sutton
    Boston Red Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Josh Beckett (L,0-2) 4455252 6.52
    Scott Atchison (BS,1) 1422110 6.00
    Daniel Bard 1000020 7.71
    Andrew Miller 1000110 4.26
    Lenny DiNardo 1422000 5.40
    HBP - Tabata (by Josh Beckett), Lambo (by Andrew Miller)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Beckett 5-2, Daniel Bard 1-0, Andrew Miller 1-0
    Batters Faced - Josh Beckett 19, Scott Atchison 8, Daniel Bard 3, Andrew Miller 4, Lenny DiNardo 7
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jose Tabata, CF1100100 .235
        Gorkys Hernandez, CF2111000 .261
    Neil Walker, 2B3111001 .212
        Brian Friday, 2B2010010 .273
    Pedro Alvarez, 3B3112022 .286
        Pedro Ciriaco, 3B2000011 .333
    Garrett Jones, RF2000100 .214
        Andrew Lambo, RF1011000 .250
    Lyle Overbay, 1B3012020 .379
        Garrett Atkins, 1B2000013 .167
    John Bowker, LF3111002 .333
        Steve Pearce, LF0000100 .208
    Ronny Cedeno, SS3111022 .231
        Josh Rodriguez, SS1000001 .231
    Dusty Brown, C2110100 .368
        Jason Jaramillo, C1110000 .500
       a- Andy Marte, PH2110003 .389
       b- Josh Fields, PH1000001 .190
    Totals35912949  
    a-doubled for Karstens in the 5th
    b-flied out for Resop in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Pedro Alvarez (5, Atchison), Jason Jaramillo (3, DiNardo), Andy Marte (5, Beckett)
    HR - John Bowker (2, Beckett), Ronny Cedeno (1, Beckett)
    RBI - Gorkys Hernandez (1), Neil Walker (3), Pedro Alvarez 2 (7), Andrew Lambo (3), Lyle Overbay 2 (6), John Bowker (4), Ronny Cedeno (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Andrew Lambo (3), John Bowker (4)
    SB - Andrew Lambo (1, 2nd base off Miller/Exposito)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    E - Brad Lincoln (1, Throwing)
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Brad Lincoln 3222230 3.38
    Jeff Karstens (W,2-0) 2211101 2.57
    Joel Hanrahan (H,2) 1111011 11.57
    Chris Resop (H,1) 2000130 3.00
    Chris Leroux 1100010 3.00
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Lincoln 3-3, Jeff Karstens 2-4, Joel Hanrahan 1-1, Chris Resop 2-1
    Batters Faced - Brad Lincoln 13, Jeff Karstens 9, Joel Hanrahan 4, Chris Resop 7, Chris Leroux 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6602
    Game Time - 2:42
    Temperature - 70
    Umpires - Home - Mark Lollo, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Sam Holbrook