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Gonzalez gets through 5 innings, O's beat Red Sox


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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Miguel Gonzalez got through five innings in his final spring start, giving up four runs as the split-squad Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Wednesday.

Gonzalez allowed seven hits, including back-to-back home runs by Xander Bogaerts and Will Middlebrooks leading off the fourth.

Middlebrooks hit his fourth homer and singled, raising his average to .341.

Baltimore's Nick Markakis also is hitting .341. He doubled, scored a run and drove in one.

Steve Clevenger hit his second homer for the Orioles and Ryan Flaherty had two hits.

Dustin Pedroia had two hits for Boston.

STARTING TIME

Orioles: Gonzalez is expected to start the Orioles' fourth game of the season, in Detroit.

''The first inning was good and then I started struggling a little bit towards the end,'' he said. ''But made some good pitches when I needed to. It was a rough one out there. Fastball was cutting a lot. Couldn't really find it, but towards the end was better. Last two innings were better, even though I gave up a couple of home runs.''

''I'm ready, ready to go. I'm excited for spring training to end and start the season,'' he said.

Red Sox: Starting in place of Jon Lester, right-hander Allen Webster went 5 2-3 innings, giving up five runs on 11 hits. He struck out three and walked two.

''I thought he made some big pitches with men on base,'' manager John Farrell said. ''There were a number of sinkers he left on the plate that, with their aggressive approach, particularly to fastballs, he gave up obviously a high number of hits.''

''But I thought, more than anything, he maintained mound presence and composure out there and did make some pitches, particularly with men in scoring position,'' he said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Left-hander Johan Santana is scheduled to throw from a full mound on Thursday as he progresses from shoulder surgery last year. ... Right-hander Dylan Bundy threw from a half mound on Wednesday for the first time as comes back from Tommy John surgery last year. He had previously been throwing from flat ground.

Red Sox: Left-hander Craig Breslow is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Thursday. He has been delayed this spring after a heavy workload last season. This will be his second appearance in a game, both in minor league contests.

FOR THE RECORD

Orioles: Evan Meek earned the save. ... Right-handers Suk-Min Yoon and Mike Wright will pitch for the Orioles in an exhibition game at Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.

Red Sox: To avoid facing the team he will see on opening Day, Lester pitched in a minor league game. Throwing for high Class A Salem against a Twins squad, he went six innings, giving up one run on three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.

''It was good. Got my work in,'' Lester said. ''Better after probably the first two. It's hard to duplicate anything when you get into a stadium and you get crowd noise and all that stuff. Biggest thing is healthy, and made it through.''

Center fielder Grady Sizemore played in the second of what is expected to be three straight games for him. It will be the first time he has played on three consecutive days since July 2011. ... Left-hander Chris Capuano also pitched in a minor league game. For Single-A Greenville, he went five hitless innings, striking out 10. ... Daniel Nava played six innings in center field for Triple-A Pawtucket at the Twins' complex. The switch-hitter went 3 for 6 with a home run and three RBIs. ... The crowd of 10,147 was the largest in the three-year history of JetBlue Park.

 
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Boston

W. Middlebrooks
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Baltimore

R. Flaherty
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H 2
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Baltimore Orioles
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jemile Weeks, 2B5021024 .175
   Buck Britton, 2B0000000 .111
David Lough, LF3110114 .263
   Julio Borbon, LF0000000 .188
Nick Markakis, DH5111002 .341
Chris Davis, 1B4011011 .412
Steve Clevenger, C4111001 .457
   Brian Ward, C0000000 .500
Henry Urrutia, RF3010000 .262
   Mike Yastrzemski, PR-RF1100000 .167
Ryan Flaherty, 3B4121000 .306
   Cord Phelps, 3B0000000 .143
Alexi Casilla, SS3010101 .182
   Ivan De Jesus Jr., SS0000000 .250
Quintin Berry, CF3010012 .237
   Trent Mummey, CF0000100 .000
Miguel Gonzalez, P0000000 .000
   T.J. McFarland, P0000000 .000
   Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
   Steve Johnson, P0000000 .000
   Evan Meek, P0000000 .000
Totals35511535  
Batting
2B - Nick Markakis (5, Webster), Henry Urrutia (5, Webster), Ryan Flaherty (6, Webster)
HR - Steve Clevenger (2, Webster)
SH - Julio Borbon (1)
RBI - Jemile Weeks (7), Nick Markakis (6), Chris Davis (13), Steve Clevenger (7), Ryan Flaherty (7)
2-OUT RBI - Jemile Weeks (2)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Henry Urrutia 1
DP - Weeks-Casilla-Davis, Weeks-Casilla-Davis-Casilla-Weeks-Davis
Baltimore Orioles
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Miguel Gonzalez (W,2-0) 5744222 3.54
T.J. McFarland (H,2) 1000000 3.72
Ryan Webb (H,6) 1100000 3.38
Steve Johnson (H,3) 1000110 5.40
Evan Meek (S,3) 1000030 1.13
HBP - Gomes (by Miguel Gonzalez)
Pitches-Strikes - Miguel Gonzalez 39-26, T.J. McFarland 3-3, Ryan Webb 4-4, Steve Johnson 9-5, Evan Meek 9-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Miguel Gonzalez 6-4, T.J. McFarland 3-0, Ryan Webb 2-1, Steve Johnson 1-1
Batters Faced - Miguel Gonzalez 22, T.J. McFarland 3, Ryan Webb 4, Steve Johnson 4, Evan Meek 3
Boston Red Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Grady Sizemore, CF3110101 .306
Dustin Pedroia, 2B2020000 .298
   Jonathan Herrera, PR-2B-3B2100001 .237
Mike Carp, 1B4011001 .209
   Matthew Gedman, 1B0000000 .000
Mike Napoli, DH3000110 .188
   Peter Hissey, PR-DH0000000 .000
Jonny Gomes, LF3000001 .159
   Henry Ramos, PR-LF0000000 .000
Xander Bogaerts, SS3111001 .234
   Mike McCoy, SS1000011 .125
Will Middlebrooks, 3B3121000 .341
   Ryan Dent, 2B1000010 .000
Ryan Lavarnway, C3000110 .306
Jackie Bradley Jr., RF2000013 .167
   Corey Brown, RF2010010 .296
Allen Webster, P0000000 .000
   Tommy Layne, P0000000 .000
   Burke Badenhop, P0000000 .000
   Brayan Villarreal, P0000000 .000
Totals3248336  
Batting
HR - Xander Bogaerts (2, M. Gonzalez), Will Middlebrooks (4, M. Gonzalez)
RBI - Mike Carp (5), Xander Bogaerts (7), Will Middlebrooks (8)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Bogaerts-Carp, Bogaerts-Carp-Pedroia-Carp
Boston Red Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Allen Webster (L,0-3) 5.21155231 6.11
Tommy Layne 1.1000010 0.00
Burke Badenhop 1000000 4.50
Brayan Villarreal 1000110 4.82
WP - Brayan Villarreal (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Allen Webster 40-32, Tommy Layne 6-6, Burke Badenhop 3-3, Brayan Villarreal 10-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Allen Webster 9-3, Tommy Layne 2-1, Burke Badenhop 3-0, Brayan Villarreal 2-0
Batters Faced - Allen Webster 28, Tommy Layne 4, Burke Badenhop 3, Brayan Villarreal 4
Game Information
Attendance - 10147
Game Time - 2:41
Temperature - 60
Umpires - Home - Tim Timmons, First Base - Toby Basner, Second Base - Ump. Nonindividual, Third Base - Seth Buckminster