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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Finally on the mound for a spring training game, Felix Doubront was pleased with his outing.

Doubront, slowed a sore left shoulder this year, pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings for the Boston Red Sox on Monday in a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

"Feels fine," Doubront said of his shoulder. "It's good to be back on the mound again, working hard to see the results for my arm. Very good."

Doubront gave up one hit, walked two and struck out two, throwing 23 of 43 pitches for strikes.

"When you look at his fastball, breaking ball, as well as a couple of changeups that he threw. Ideally you'd like to see him get through a couple of innings in his first outing," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "But the fact is, he got up and down twice, no physical issues."

Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, making his first start and second appearance of spring training, allowed one run and two hits in three innings with four strikeouts. He threw 31 of 43 pitches for strikes.

"I'm very happy," Hellickson said. "My arm feels great. Everything feels good. All my stuff feels really good."

Loser Jeff Niemann followed Hellickson and allowed one run in 2 2-3 innings.

"I felt all right out there," said Niemann, who has not worked out of the bullpen in the regular season since 2010. "It's a little bit different coming out of the bullpen. But overall everything went well. I was throwing strikes, making them put the ball in play."

Rays manager Joe Maddon liked what he saw from his first two pitchers.

"I thought Jeff and Hellickson were both very sharp," said Rays manager Joe Maddon. "Helly was really sharp, good velocity, good breaking ball, curve and change. And I thought the same of Jeff."

Terry Doyle won in relief, giving up one run in 2 1-3 innings.

NOTES: David Ortiz completed a base-running drill on Monday. It was the third time he had done a base-running drill this spring training as he comes back from an Achilles injury that limited him to 90 games last season. He has yet to run on consecutive days, a hurdle Farrell said Ortiz will have to clear before getting into a game. ... RHP Daniel Bard, who has not pitched in game since Feb. 25, threw 18 pitches in a one-inning simulated game. ... The Red Sox made their first round of roster cuts. LHP Drake Britton was optioned to Double-A, and INF-OF Justin Henry and SS Deven Marrero were reassigned to minor league camp. ... Rays DH Luke Scott said he does not think he will be out very long because of his tight left hamstring, which forced him out of Sunday's game.

 
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Boston

J. Iglesias
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
Tampa Bay

C. Gimenez
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Tampa Bay Rays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Mike Fontenot, LF1000100 .308
    Leslie Anderson, 1B1000000 .389
Ryan Roberts, 2B3000002 .357
    Brandon Guyer, LF1000010 .333
Sean Rodriguez, CF3010022 .118
    Rich Thompson, CF1000000 .375
Shelley Duncan, 1B3000013 .167
    Hak-Ju Lee, SS1000000 .111
Jack Cust, DH2110100 .250
   a- Stephen Vogt, PH-DH1000000 .250
Chris Gimenez, C3020001 .462
    Jason Bourgeois, RF1000000 .231
Wil Myers, RF3000013 .235
    Mark Thomas, C1000000 .143
Cole Figueroa, 3B2011101 .455
    Shawn O'Malley, 3B1000000 .250
Tim Beckham, SS-2B3000003 .143
Totals3115135  
a-flied out for Cust in the 8th
Batting
2B - Sean Rodriguez (1, Doyle), Jack Cust (1, Doubront), Chris Gimenez (1, Hernandez), Cole Figueroa (3, Doyle)
RBI - Cole Figueroa (1)
2-OUT RBI - Cole Figueroa (1)
SB - Mike Fontenot (1, 2nd base off Hernandez/Saltalamacchia)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Beckham-Duncan
E - Mark Thomas (1, Throwing)
Tampa Bay Rays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jeremy Hellickson 3211040 1.93
Jeff Niemann (L,0-1) 2.2311010 1.93
Dane De La Rosa 0.1000000 0.00
Alex Colome 0.2333100 12.27
Kirby Yates 0.1000010 0.00
Enny Romero 1000110 0.00
HBP - Carp (by Jeremy Hellickson), Bradley (by Alex Colome)
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Hellickson 21-19, Jeff Niemann 12-12, Dane De La Rosa 1-1, Alex Colome 11-4, Kirby Yates 3-3, Enny Romero 10-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Hellickson 2-3, Jeff Niemann 3-3, Dane De La Rosa 1-0, Enny Romero 1-1
Batters Faced - Jeremy Hellickson 12, Jeff Niemann 10, Dane De La Rosa 1, Alex Colome 6, Kirby Yates 1, Enny Romero 4
Boston Red Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Brock Holt, 2B3000012 .278
    Heiker Meneses, 2B1010000 .500
Pedro Ciriaco, 3B3011001 .313
    Drew Sutton, 3B0000100 .200
Mike Carp, DH2000021 .273
   a- Mauro Gomez, PH-DH1000011 .333
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C2110011 .400
    Christian Vazquez, C1000100 .111
Jonny Gomes, LF3010000 .273
    Jeremy Hazelbaker, LF1000011 .333
Lyle Overbay, 1B3010010 .133
    Mark Hamilton, PR-1B1100001 .214
Ryan Sweeney, RF2000000 .211
    Juan Carlos Linares, RF1001001 .400
Mitch Maier, CF2000000 .214
    Jackie Bradley, CF0100000 .471
Jose Iglesias, SS2120000 .333
    Jon Diaz, PR-SS1110000 .100
Totals2958227  
a-struck out for Carp in the 7th
Batting
2B - Jarrod Saltalamacchia (3, Niemann), Jose Iglesias 2 (3, Hellickson, Niemann), Jon Diaz (1, Colome)
3B - Lyle Overbay (2, Colome)
SF - Juan Carlos Linares (1)
RBI - Pedro Ciriaco (4), Juan Carlos Linares (5)
2-OUT RBI - Pedro Ciriaco (2)
SB - Christian Vazquez (1, 2nd base off Romero/Thomas)
CS - Heiker Meneses (1, 2nd base by Colome/Thomas)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Iglesias-Holt-Overbay
Boston Red Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Felix Doubront 1.2100220 0.00
Terry Doyle (W,1-0) 2.1311110 2.84
Chris Hernandez (H,2) 3100020 7.50
Anthony Carter (H,1) 1000000 0.00
Chris Carpenter 1000000 0.00
HBP - Fontenot (by Chris Hernandez)
Pitches-Strikes - Felix Doubront 18-10, Terry Doyle 15-11, Chris Hernandez 17-14, Anthony Carter 3-3, Chris Carpenter 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Terry Doyle 2-3, Chris Hernandez 3-4, Anthony Carter 1-2, Chris Carpenter 1-2
Batters Faced - Felix Doubront 8, Terry Doyle 10, Chris Hernandez 11, Anthony Carter 3, Chris Carpenter 3
Game Information
Attendance - 9604
Game Time - 3:04
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Field Culbreth