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Red Sox lose for fifth time in last six spring games

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The Red Sox lost, 3-2, to the Yankees at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz allowed three runs on five hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out three. Francisco Cervelli homered for the Yankees in the second inning. Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run single in the fifth. “I was down in the zone for the first four innings then left a couple up in hitters’ counts,” Buchholz said. Buchholz, who has two starts left before the season starts, said his shoulder feels strong. Dustin Pedroia had a two-run double in the sixth inning to break up a shutout by Yankees starter David Phelps. Xander Bogaerts was 0 for 3 and is down to .176 in 14 games.

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