FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Nolan Reimold, gaining steam in his quest to win a roster spot, clubbed his third homer in the last four games to lead the Orioles to a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox on Monday at JetBlue Park.Reimold has eight hits in his last 10 at-bats.David
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Nolan Reimold, gaining steam in his quest to win a roster spot, clubbed his third homer in the last four games to lead the Orioles to a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox on Monday at JetBlue Park.
Reimold has eight hits in his last 10 at-bats.
David Ortiz went 0-for-3 in his final Spring Training home game for the Red Sox and was honored in a pregame ceremony.
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Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello didn't have his best day, but he did get stretched out, allowing 10 hits and five runs over 6 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out five, as well.
Porcello will make his final start of Spring Training on Saturday during a Minor League game in Fort Myers, at which time the Red Sox will be playing an exhibition game in Montreal. In four Grapefruit League starts, Porcello went 0-2 with a 9.77 ERA.
"I think the best year of my career up to this point, I had the worst spring of my career," said Porcello. "The numbers are what they are, but at this point in my career it's about getting prepared and doing what I have to do to set myself up to have a quality season for us."
First baseman Hanley Ramirez added two hits for Boston.
Michael Wright gave up four hits and a run over five innings to earn the win for the Orioles. Xavier Avery led the game off with a home run, and Francisco Pena added a solo homer of his own in the sixth. Avery also doubled and stole a base, while Pena finished with three hits.
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Up next for Orioles: The Orioles will finish off their spring season with three consecutive home games, playing the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night at 6:05 p.m. ET. Miguel Gonzalez will square off against Braves righty Matt Wisler.
Up next for Red Sox: Right-hander Joe Kelly (3-0, 1.35 ERA) will try to continue his strong Spring Training when he starts Tuesday's 1:05 p.m. road game against the Twins. Closer Craig Kimbrel is also scheduled to pitch in that game. Dustin Pedroia, Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts are all expected to be in the lineup.
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