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Pablo Sandoval hits his first home run of spring, but Red Sox lose to Pirates 3-1

Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval connects for a solo home run off a pitch from Pittsburgh Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong in the second inning. Tony Gutierrez/AP

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Pablo Sandoval hit his first home run of the spring and Dustin Pedroia had two hits Monday, but the Boston Red Sox lost 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pirates sent eight batters to the plate in the sixth inning, scoring three runs off left-hander Brian Johnson, who left the game with a sprained left big toe.

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Pittsburgh right-hander Ryan Vogelsong went four innings, giving up one run on four hits with no walks and two strikeouts. The only run he allowed was Sandoval’s homer with one out in the second.

Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly went four scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk with three strikeouts and a hit batter.

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David Ortiz went 1 for 3, but ended two innings, including a ground out in the fifth with the bases loaded.

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Great moments from David Ortiz

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