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    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Josh Beckett hopes to help himself out with his glove.

    Beckett helped turn a double play and earned the win Saturday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 in a split-squad game.

    "It's something I've always tried to take pride in," Beckett said of his defense and pickoff move to first base. "But the priority is going to be to get the guy at the plate out. That's never going to change. If I feel like something else is going to take away from that, whether it's controlling the base runners, I'm probably not going to worry about the base."

    Beckett allowed one run and two hits in five innings with two strikeouts and a walk. He has a 1.29 ERA.

    "Josh is as professional a player as I've been around when it comes to pitching," new Boston manager Bobby Valentine said.

    New Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross went 2-for-3 with a double and a fifth-inning solo homer off reliever Brad Bergeson.

    "Cody is very aggressive," Valentine said. "He's fitting in well with his new teammates. It seems like he has been around a long time. He has a power stroke. I like his defense."

    Baltimore starter Armando Galarraga gave up four runs and six hits in four innings, lifting his ERA to 7.88.

    With manager Buck Showalter in Sarasota with the other half of the split squad for a 3-3, 10-inning tie, bench coach John Russell - Pittsburgh's manager from 2008-10 - ran the Fort Myers half of the Orioles. Russell oversaw the first spring training start of shortstop prospect Manny Machado, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft out of Miami Brito High.

    The 19-year-old went 0-for-1 with two walks and said he enjoyed facing Beckett. Machado rooted for Beckett when the pitcher helped the 2003 Florida Marlins win the World Series.

    "He's got good stuff. Hopefully I'll be facing him soon," Machado said. "I was 14,15-years-old and watching him pitch. Now I'm facing him at a young age now. It's definitely exciting. Hopefully I will see him down the road."

    Beckett is now 31.

    "That just means I'm getting old," he said.

    Machado hit a combined .256 with 11 homers, 50 RBIs and 11 steals last season at Class A levels.

    "It felt good getting out there," Machado said. "I felt like I had good, quality at-bats and had a good quality game overall"

    Baltimore brought over mostly bench players and minor leaguers. Chris Davis went 1-for-3.

    NOTES: The Red Sox released RHP Carlos Silva, who had entered camp with lingering shoulder soreness and was not able to overcome it in time to be in the mix for the fifth spot in the starting rotation. Silva spent all of last season in the minor leagues with the New York Yankees. He went 10-6 with a 4.22 ERA for the Chicago Cubs in 2010. ... Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, recovering from a hip injury, went 2 for 5 with a single, double and walk in a minor league game. He is expected to start at catcher Sunday against Tampa Bay. ... SS prospect Jose Iglesias, who has right groin injury, went 1 for 5 in a minor league game.

     
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    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Xavier Avery, CF2101101 .263
    Matt Antonelli, 2B3011100 .294
        Edgardo Baez, PR-LF00000001.000
    Wilson Betemit, 3B3011011 .115
        Buck Britton, 3B1000002 .333
    Chris Davis, 1B3010011 .276
        Jeff Larish, 1B1010000 .333
    Ronny Paulino, C3010000 .286
        Carlos Rojas, PR-2B1100001 .000
    Ryan Flaherty, LF3000001 .231
        Caleb Joseph, C1000011 .200
    Scott Beerer, RF3010000 .381
        Ronnie Welty, PR-RF1100001 .000
    Cory Aldridge, DH3111020 .143
    Manny Machado, SS1000200 .125
    Totals2947445  
    Batting
    SF - Xavier Avery (2)
    RBI - Xavier Avery (5), Matt Antonelli (2), Wilson Betemit (3), Cory Aldridge (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Matt Antonelli (1)
    Team LOB - 3
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Ryan Flaherty 1
    E - Xavier Avery (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Baltimore Orioles
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Armando Galarraga (L,0-1) 4644100 7.88
    Brad Bergesen 2333031 5.00
    Willie Eyre 1100020 0.00
    Pat Neshek 1000010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Armando Galarraga 21-17, Brad Bergesen 20-17, Willie Eyre 8-8, Pat Neshek 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Armando Galarraga 7-3, Brad Bergesen 3-0, Willie Eyre 1-0, Pat Neshek 1-1
    Batters Faced - Armando Galarraga 17, Brad Bergesen 9, Willie Eyre 4, Pat Neshek 3
    Boston Red Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3110000 .261
        Shannon Wilkerson, CF10100001.000
    Dustin Pedroia, 2B3011000 .381
        Sean Coyle, 2B1000011 .000
    David Ortiz, DH3001000 .227
       a- Max St. Pierre, PH-DH1000001 .000
    Cody Ross, LF3221000 .450
        Mauro Gomez, 1B1000000 .000
    Kelly Shoppach, C3110010 .214
        Daniel Butler, C1000010 .333
    Nick Punto, 3B2111110 .308
        Heiker Meneses, 3B1000000 .000
    Mike Aviles, SS3000003 .259
        Derrik Gibson, SS0000000 .000
    Lars Anderson, 1B-LF3122010 .429
    Alex Hassan, RF2111000 .067
        Bryce Brentz, RF1000010 .500
    Totals32710716  
    a-grounded out for Ortiz in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Jacoby Ellsbury (3, Bergesen), Shannon Wilkerson (1, Eyre), Cody Ross (2, Galarraga), Nick Punto (2, Galarraga), Lars Anderson (2, Galarraga)
    HR - Cody Ross (1, Bergesen)
    RBI - Dustin Pedroia (4), David Ortiz (3), Cody Ross (4), Nick Punto (2), Lars Anderson 2 (7), Alex Hassan (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Cody Ross (2), Lars Anderson 2 (2)
    CS - Dustin Pedroia (1, 2nd base by Galarraga/Paulino)
    Team LOB - 2
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Alex Hassan 1
    DP - Beckett-Aviles-Anderson, Pedroia-Aviles-Anderson, Coyle-Gibson-Gomez
    E - Bryce Brentz (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Boston Red Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Josh Beckett (W,1-0) 5211120 1.29
    Ross Ohlendorf (H,2) 1.2000210 0.00
    Junichi Tazawa (H,2) 1333110 6.75
    Michael Bowden (S,2) 1.1200010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Josh Beckett 23-19, Ross Ohlendorf 13-5, Junichi Tazawa 12-8, Michael Bowden 8-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Beckett 9-2, Ross Ohlendorf 2-0
    Batters Faced - Josh Beckett 16, Ross Ohlendorf 5, Junichi Tazawa 7, Michael Bowden 6
    Game Information
    Attendance - 9356
    Game Time - 2:37
    Temperature - 81
    Umpires - Home - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez