Buchholz, Porcello pitch Red Sox past Northeastern

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz started with one perfect inning, Rick Porcello followed by retiring six straight batters and the Boston Red Sox beat Northeastern 2-1 Tuesday.

The game was tied after the scheduled seven innings, and the Red Sox won in the eighth on a throwing error. They played another exhibition against Boston College later in the day.

David Ortiz struck out in both of his at-bats for the Red Sox. Newcomer Pablo Sandoval also was 0 for 2 and while left fielder Hanley Ramirez got a hit.

Northeastern starter Aaron Civale struck out four in two innings. He fanned Ortiz and Ramirez to end the first and struck out Mike Napoli and Xander Bogaerts in the second.

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