Murphy's blast gives Orioles the win
Bergesen makes sub start, hurls three shutout frames vs. Sox
ORIOLES 5, RED SOX 3
at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Monday, March 2
Red Sox at the plate: Second baseman Nick Green doubled in a run in the fourth inning, and then he singled and scored on Ivan Ochoa's game-tying home run in the seventh. Designated hitter Lars Anderson singled off Brad Bergesen in the second inning and later drew a walk in Boston's fourth-inning rally.
Orioles at the plate: Shortstop Chris Gomez doubled catcher Gregg Zaun into scoring position in the third inning, and second baseman Brian Roberts sent the lead runner home with a sacrifice fly. Ty Wigginton tripled and scored in the fourth, and Justin Christian and Zaun doubled back-to-back after that. Donnie Murphy hit a two-run homer in the eighth to give Baltimore the win.Red Sox on the mound: Justin Masterson gave up one hit in the first inning and escaped unscathed. He also worked through the second without allowing a run. Devern Hansack followed and gave up one run in the third inning, then southpaw Billy Traber allowed three extra-base hits and two runs in the fourth. Orioles on the mound: Bergesen, making the start in place of injured right-hander Brad Hennessey, threw three scoreless innings and struck out three batters. Jim Johnson worked one inning and allowed one earned run, and then Chris Ray pitched a scoreless inning with some defensive help from Roberts and Christian. Grapefruit League records: Red Sox 2-4; Orioles 4-2. Up next: The Orioles will play an intrasquad game on Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET, and they'll see relievers George Sherrill, Jamie Walker and Dennis Sarfate pitch for the first time all spring.
The Red Sox will play against the Reds on Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla., at 1:05 p.m., and both Jon Lester and Hideki Okajima are expected to pitch.
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.