David Ortiz ends 0-for-8 start

Updated: March 7, 2014, 10:12 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz ended an 0-for-8 spring training start with a double in the fourth inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Friday.

Ortiz had struck out four times and walked once before his first hit of the exhibition season.

Left-hander Felix Doubront, making his second start, allowed two hits in four scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Alex Wood, a left-hander trying to become Atlanta's fifth starter, gave up two hits with two strikeouts in three scoreless innings.

Jason Heyward hit his second home run of spring training, a sixth-inning drive against Junichi Tazawa.

A three-run Boston rally off right-hander Cody Martin in the seventh gave the Red Sox a 4-1 win.


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