NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Breaking News

Sports

March 8, 2014

Ortiz ends 0-for-8 start; Red Sox beat Braves 4-1

Eds: APNewsNow. Red Sox 4, Braves 1. With AP Photos.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz ended an 0-for-8 spring training start with an RBI double in the fourth inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Friday.

Ortiz had struck out three times and walked before his first hit of the exhibition season.

Grady Sizemore, attempting to come back after being sidelined for more than two years by injuries, went 2 for 3 with a leadoff infield single for Boston.

Left-hander Felix Doubront, making his second start, allowed two hits in four scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Alex Wood, a left-hander trying to become Atlanta's fifth starter, gave up two hits in three innings.

Jason Heyward hit his second home run of spring training, a sixth-inning drive against Junichi Tazawa.

Jonny Gomes hit a tying single off Anthony Varvaro in the bottom half, and Boston went ahead in a three-run seventh against Cody Martin on Jonathan Herrera's RBI double with two outs and Ryan Lavarnway's two-run single.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Longhorns Coach Disses Texas With Compliment - @TheBuzzeronFOX How Will Wiggins Deal Impact Potential Love Trade? Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Dareus fails conditioning test, Watkins lifts spirits Clay Travis On Mettenberger Punch & "Dumbest Fanbase" - @TheBuzzeronFOX Bowlsby talks cheating in NCAA Kluwe: How can Tony Dungy advocate felons, not Michael Sam SNC Minute: Phils lose; Lee set to return Eagles less than a week away from training camp Could Cliff Lee's health affect trade value? McCarthy and Stairs break down the Phillies' loss 105-year-old woman throws first pitch McIlroy wins British Open, Tiger finishes 69th Astros, Aiken fail to reach deal
Special Features