Buchholz dominates O's in loss
Lowell returns to Grapefruit League action with single
ORIOLES 5, RED SOX 1
at Fort Myers, Fla.
Tuesday, March 10
Orioles at the plate: Scott Moore ripped a two-run homer and scored two runs. Minor League infielder Justin Turner had a two-run double to break a seventh-inning tie.
Red Sox at the plate: Mike Lowell, playing in his first game since undergoing right hip surgery Oct. 20, went 1-for-3 as the designated hitter. Lowell raked a single to left in his final at-bat. Rocco Baldelli drilled an RBI single in the bottom of the first, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury.
Orioles on the mound: Right-hander Brian Bass gave up three hits and a run over 2 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out two. Radhames Liz fired three strong innings out of the bullpen, allowing no runs and striking out two.
Red Sox on the mound: Clay Buchholz was perfect over his three innings, striking out two. The righty threw 31 pitches. Closer Jonathan Papelbon was first out of the bullpen, firing a scoreless fourth inning.Grapefruit League record: Red Sox 5-7; Orioles 7-5. Up next: The Red Sox have their second off-day of the spring on Wednesday. They will travel to Jupiter, Fla., on Thursday for a matchup with the Cardinals at 1:05 p.m. ET. Ace Josh Beckett will take the ball in that one, followed out of the bullpen by Justin Masterson and Michael Bowden. Jason Varitek, Jacoby Ellsbury and Julio Lugo will be among the regulars on the trip.
The Orioles host the Twins on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m., with David Pauley making the start. Left-hander Glen Perkins gets the nod for Minnesota.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.