Buchholz weathers rocky first
Red Sox fall to Twins in spring split-squad action
TWINS 7, RED SOX 2
at Fort Myers, Fla.
Friday, March 7
Red Sox on the mound: Clay Buchholz went three innings, giving up three runs on three hits -- including two home runs -- hitting one batter and striking out three. Jonathan Papelbon relieved him, going two innings and allowing two runs on three hits, with one strikeout.Grapefruit League records: Twins 5-3; Red Sox 3-6. Up next: Josh Beckett is expected to start Saturday as the Sox host the Marlins at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Fla. Game time is 1:05 p.m. ET. The Twins will play the Pirates in Bradenton, Fla., at 1:05, with Scott Baker starting opposite Matt Morris.
Maureen Mullen is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.