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    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Bobby Valentine still wasn't happy even after Ryan Sweeney scored on a squeeze bunt in the ninth inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-4 tie against the rival New York Yankees on Thursday night.

    "It was regretful that (Clayton) Mortensen warmed up, though, and then we were told they weren't going to play an extra inning," Valentine said. "I didn't think that that was very courteous."

    Generally, spring training games that are tied are played through 10 innings, unless a team runs out of pitching.

    Valentine scoffed at the idea the Yankees had run out of pitchers.

    "They had plenty of pitching. Probably too long of a ride. They could have known that going in.

    "No, they had plenty of pitching."

    The Yankees used five pitchers, with seven remaining on their travel roster.

    "Usually they (the umpires) talk about it if it's a tie game, but they didn't," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "And I used all our pitching and I just said that's it. I just looked at (umpire) Tim Tschida and said that's it."

    Valentine was informed the game was over as the umpires walked off the field.

    "The umpire came over and said we couldn't play," Valentine said. "I don't care about not playing. It's just, you know, why do I have to warm up my pitcher who's trying to make a team, come in in a tie game against the Yankees and maybe help him make a team and instead he has to walk off the mound to take a shower?"

    Asked how it is generally determined to call a game early in a tie, Valentine responded:

    "Usually you go over and say, `Hey, I don't have any more (pitching).(Or) I have 10."' Valentine said. "I don't know. I haven't been around in a long time. Joe (Girardi) knows better than I. I guess you just walk off the field.

    "I'm sure (Girardi) didn't do anything deliberate. It's just I have to answer a pitcher who's trying to make a team. Why use that bullpen?

    "I don't set protocol. I'm learning."

    After being limited to two singles through seven innings, the Red Sox scored three runs on four hits in the eighth. They tied the game when Jason Repko's squeeze scored Sweeney.

    Right-hander Adam Warren, starting in place of David Phelps, whose wife went into labor, held the Red Sox scoreless over four innings. Warren, who struck out three, allowed a pair of singles to David Ortiz and Sweeney in the second inning.

    Aaron Cook started for the Red Sox. Making just his second Grapefruit League appearance, Cook went four innings, allowing two runs on four hits with two strikeouts.

    Doug Bernier went 2 for 3 with two RBI, raising his spring average to .364 for New York. Curtis Granderson was 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI, giving him a .393 average this spring.

    Second baseman Dustin Pedroia left after striking out to end the second inning. He was hit in the right forearm with the pitch while swinging. The Red Sox announced he has a right forearm contusion.

    Notes: Yankees SS Derek Jeter is set to play Friday after missing more than a week with a stiff left calf. ... Yankees opening day starter CC Sabathia allowed one run and five hits over six innings in a minor league game. The left-hander struck out four, walked one and threw just 65 pitches. ... Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, who has not pitched since May 16 and underwent Tommy John surgery, could return as early as June 1. Josh Beckett threw six innings in a minor league game Thursday afternoon. He went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

     
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    New York Yankees
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brett Gardner, LF3110000 .188
        Colin Curtis, LF1000001 .200
    Curtis Granderson, CF2111100 .393
        Justin Maxwell, CF1000000 .417
    Andruw Jones, RF3011012 .194
        Cole Garner, RF1000000 .267
    Eric Chavez, 3B3010000 .148
        Jorge Vazquez, 3B0000000 .095
        Jose Toussen, PR-3B0000000 .000
    Raul Ibanez, DH3000010 .054
       a- Austin Krum, PH-DH1000001 .500
    Brandon Laird, 1B3110010 .150
        Addison Maruszak, 1B1000000 .000
    Jose Gil, C3110010 .571
        Gustavo Molina, C1010000 .545
    Ramiro Pena, 2B3000001 .263
        Kevin Russo, 2B1000001 .000
    Doug Bernier, SS3022000 .364
        Carmen Angelini, SS1000011 .000
    Totals3449415  
    a-flied out for Ibanez in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Brandon Laird (1, Ohlendorf), Doug Bernier (3, Ohlendorf)
    3B - Curtis Granderson (1, Cook)
    RBI - Curtis Granderson (4), Andruw Jones (3), Doug Bernier 2 (4)
    PK - Andruw Jones (1, Cook), Eric Chavez (1, Cook)
    Team LOB - 5
    New York Yankees
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Adam Warren 4200030 1.93
    Dellin Betances (H,2) 3000340 0.00
    Cory Wade (H,5) 0.2433000 7.04
    Juan Cedeno (H,3) 0.1111010 9.64
    George Kontos (BS,1) 1100020 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Adam Warren 20-20, Dellin Betances 29-17, Cory Wade 6-6, Juan Cedeno 4-4, George Kontos 8-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Warren 5-4, Dellin Betances 2-3, George Kontos 1-0
    Batters Faced - Adam Warren 14, Dellin Betances 12, Cory Wade 6, Juan Cedeno 2, George Kontos 4
    Boston Red Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3000000 .281
        Jason Repko, CF1111000 .207
    Dustin Pedroia, 2B2000010 .310
        Pedro Ciriaco, 2B2111111 .433
    Kevin Youkilis, 3B2000000 .200
        Nate Spears, 3B2111011 .345
    Adrian Gonzalez, 1B2000110 .333
        Lars Anderson, PR-1B1011000 .400
    David Ortiz, DH3010002 .194
       a- Luis Exposito, PH-DH1000001 .111
    Cody Ross, LF3000021 .357
        Josh Kroeger, LF1000011 .188
    Ryan Sweeney, RF4120010 .158
    Kelly Shoppach, C1000102 .235
        Ryan Lavarnway, C2000011 .400
    Mike Aviles, SS4010011 .263
    Totals34484310  
    a-popped out for Ortiz in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Jason Repko (2, Wade), Pedro Ciriaco (4, Wade), Lars Anderson (3, Wade), Mike Aviles (4, Kontos)
    SH - Jason Repko (3)
    RBI - Jason Repko (3), Pedro Ciriaco (7), Nate Spears (5), Lars Anderson (8)
    SB - Pedro Ciriaco (4, 2nd base off Betances/Gil)
    Team LOB - 7
    Boston Red Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Aaron Cook 4422020 1.93
    Ross Ohlendorf 3422120 2.70
    Mark Melancon 1000000 7.20
    Scott Atchison 1100010 4.91
    HBP - Vazquez (by Mark Melancon)
    Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 18-18, Ross Ohlendorf 21-17, Mark Melancon 4-3, Scott Atchison 6-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 6-2, Ross Ohlendorf 2-5, Scott Atchison 2-0
    Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 14, Ross Ohlendorf 14, Mark Melancon 4, Scott Atchison 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 9595
    Game Time - 2:58
    Temperature - 82
    Umpires - Home - Mark Lollo, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez