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    Red Sox 6, Phillies 0

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    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Dustin Pedroia homered in his first at-bat - and that was all the evidence he needed.

    "I feel good, ready to go," Pedroia said after the Boston Red Sox's 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. "Today was a step forward, I hit the ball good."

    Red Sox starter Jon Lester looked ready for his opening-day start, too. He struck out 10 in in seven innings.

    Pedroia's home run off Joe Blanton was Pedroia's second of the spring. With opening day just over a week away, the 2008 American League MVP said his bat is ready.

    The 31-year-old Blanton, who missed the majority of the last season with an elbow injury, allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings.

    After pitching five shutout innings in his first two starts of the spring, Blanton has given up eight runs in his last two games, a span of 10 innings.

    "I threw a lot of fastballs up," Blanton said of Monday's effort.

    When Philadelphia pitching coach Rich Dubee outlined his plans for the rotation for the regular season, he said that Roy Halladay would start opening day and Cliff Lee, Vance Worley and Cole Hamels would follow. He didn't have an immediate plan for Blanton, who figures to be the rotation's fifth starter.

    "No idea - he hasn't said anything to me," said Blanton, who could start the season in the bullpen since the Phillies have two days off in the season's first week. "I don't know. I don't pay any attention. I'm just going in, getting my work in."

    Lester held the Phillies to two hits and didn't walk a batter.

    The 28-year-old Lester will pitch one more time before taking the ball for the Red Sox on April 5 at Detroit.

    "Just pitch, that's the biggest thing," Lester said of what he had left to do to prepare. "Just pitch, get innings, get runners on base and work on stuff like that. That's always been the biggest thing. Just pitch."

    The Phillies were shut out for the fourth time in 23 spring exhibition games. With All-Star infielders Ryan Howard and Chase Utley out of the lineup and expected to begin the season on the disabled list, the short-handed Phillies lineup managed just three hits.

    NOTES: Philadelphia LHP Lee will make his fifth start of the spring when the Phillies host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Lee has 16 strikeouts in 15 2-3 innings. . Phillies RHP Justin De Fratus will throw off a mound for the first time this spring on Tuesday. De Fratus was held back in camp after experiencing elbow soreness while playing long-toss in January. . Boston third baseman Kevin Youkilis stayed in Fort Myers to play in a minor league game. Youkilis missed Sunday's game with a sore back, but is expected back in the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday.

     
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    Boston Red Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Nick Punto, 3B4000035 .241
        Zach Gentile, 3B1000000 .000
    Dustin Pedroia, 2B4111001 .270
        Tony Thomas, 2B1000000 .000
    David Ortiz, DH4111010 .211
        Daniel Butler, C1010000 .308
    Cody Ross, LF4112000 .343
        Shannon Wilkerson, LF1000001 .500
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C4110010 .217
    Ryan Sweeney, RF3010020 .200
        Ronald Bermudez, RF1010000 .667
    Jose Iglesias, SS2011100 .200
        Ryan Dent, SS1000001 .125
    Jason Repko, CF3010013 .243
        Peter Hissey, CF1000001 .500
    Lars Anderson, 1B3110004 .343
        Mauro Gomez, 1B1111000 .286
    Totals39611618  
    Batting
    2B - Lars Anderson (4, Blanton)
    HR - Dustin Pedroia (2, Blanton), Cody Ross (3, Blanton), Mauro Gomez (2, Brummett)
    RBI - Dustin Pedroia (5), David Ortiz (5), Cody Ross 2 (8), Jose Iglesias (5), Mauro Gomez (3)
    2-OUT RBI - David Ortiz (1), Cody Ross 2 (5)
    SB - Jason Repko (6, 2nd base off Neris/Kratz)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Cody Ross 1
    DP - Gentile-T. Thomas-Gomez
    Boston Red Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jon Lester (W,2-1) 72000100 3.50
    Matt Albers (H,2) 1000010 3.18
    Ross Ohlendorf 1100000 2.35
    HBP - Rollins (by Jon Lester)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Lester 7-3, Matt Albers 2-0, Ross Ohlendorf 1-1
    Batters Faced - Jon Lester 23, Matt Albers 3, Ross Ohlendorf 3
    Philadelphia Phillies
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jimmy Rollins, SS2000010 .255
        Pete Orr, SS1010000 .293
    Placido Polanco, 3B3000012 .455
        Hector Luna, 3B1000001 .243
    Shane Victorino, CF3000000 .269
    Ty Wigginton, 1B3000020 .234
        Juan Pierre, LF0000000 .295
    John Mayberry Jr., LF3000020 .206
        Scott Podsednik, RF0000000 .333
    Carlos Ruiz, C2000010 .455
        Erik Kratz, C1000010 .400
    Lou Montanez, RF3010010 .326
    Freddy Galvis, 2B3010000 .274
       a- Hunter Pence, PH1000010 .279
        Laynce Nix, 1B1000000 .200
    Totals28030011  
    a-struck out for Neris in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Freddy Galvis (3, Lester)
    Team LOB - 2
    Fielding
    E - Jimmy Rollins (1, Throwing)
    Philadelphia Phillies
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Joe Blanton (L,0-1) 5755052 4.80
    Hector Neris 1100120 0.00
    Chad Qualls 1000010 4.15
    Tyson Brummett 1.2211001 3.38
    Lisalverto Bonilla 0.1100000 0.00
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Blanton 3-8, Chad Qualls 2-0, Tyson Brummett 4-1, Lisalverto Bonilla 1-0
    Batters Faced - Joe Blanton 23, Hector Neris 5, Chad Qualls 3, Tyson Brummett 7, Lisalverto Bonilla 2
    Game Information
    Attendance - 10726
    Game Time - 2:18
    Temperature - 77
    Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Dan Iassogna