Oscar Tejeda was 3-for-5 with three RBI, but it wasn’t enough to power Boston to victory as the Red Sox tied the Baltimore Orioles, 4-4, in ten innings in a split-squad Spring Training game in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Sox also lost to the Florida Marlins, 11-2, at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Florida in their other split-squad game.
Carl Crawford (2-for-3, 1 BB) and Jose Iglesias (3-for-4, RBI) also had solid performances for Boston (3-4-1). Alfredo Aceves started the game for the Red Sox, allowing one unearned run on two hits.
Scott Atchison relieved Aceves, but struggled in one inning, giving up three hits, two earned runs and two hits. Matt Fox also gave up an earned run for Boston, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two in one inning.
Boston put three runs on the board in the second inning on Iglesias’ RBI-single and Tejeda’s two-run triple. Tejeda also provided Boston’s fourth run on an RBI-single to right in the ninth.
Baltimore (4-1) did its scoring in the third, fifth and ninth innings, scoring two runs in the third, one in the fifth and one in the ninth. Brad Bergesen started the game for the Orioles and gave up three earned runs on six hits while striking out two in three innings.
Boston faces the New York Mets on the road in its next Spring Training game on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. EST (NESN).