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Game report: Orioles 5, Red Sox 3

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  February 27, 2013 11:09 PM

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SCORE: Orioles 5, Red Sox 3

RECORD: 2-4

BREAKDOWN: The Red Sox lost a 2-1 lead when Chris Davis belted a two-run homer off Junichi Tazawa in the sixth inning. The Orioles added two more runs in the seventh inning off lefthander Drake Britton, who allowed four hits.

THUMBS UP: Pedro Ciriaco was 2 for 4 with an RBI single and a triple subbing for an injured Will Middlebrooks … The first five Red Sox pitchers — Franklin Morales, Joel Hanrahan, Koji Uehara, Andrew Bailey and Andrew Miller — allowed one unearned run on three hits and struck out seven in five innings … Jonny Gomes homered off lefty Zach Britton. It was his first of the spring.

THUMBS DOWN: The Sox allowed a run thanks to some sloppy play in the second inning. Adam Jones grounded to third and Pedro Ciriaco threw high. Daniel Nava, who is learning first base, should have had the ball but it ticked off his glove. Jones then stole second and went to third when the throw from Jarrod Saltalamacchia sailed between the infielders. Jones then scored on a single by Matt Wieters.

MEDICAL REPORT: Middlebrooks left the game in the first inning after an awkward swing jarred his right wrist. But he said afterward he felt fine … Shortstop Jose Iglesias, who wasn’t scheduled to play, has some tightness in his right calf.

AROUND THE BASES: Catching prospect Christian Vazquez threw out Buck Britton stealing second base in the eighth inning then picked off Xavier Avery at third. His defensive skills have created a buzz in camp … Andrew Miller caught a break in the fifth inning after he walked Nolan Reimold with two outs. Brian Roberts followed with a grounder to the right side that struck Reimold. That’s an out and the inning was over … The game was the first of five against the Orioles this spring.

NEXT GAME: Thursday vs. the Pirates at Bradenton at 1:05 p.m. The Red Sox will start John Lackey against lefthander John Locke. Former Red Sox prospect Stolmy Pimentel also is scheduled to pitch in the game.

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