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Jake Peavy makes 1st appearance

Boston Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy made his first appearance of spring training Thursday after cutting his finger while preparing for a fishing trip March 1.

Peavy worked three-plus innings and allowed one run on two hits and two walks in the Red Sox's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla. His fastball hit 93 mph several times on the Hammond Stadium scoreboard radar.

"It was nice to get out there for the first time in a game-like atmosphere and to be able to use all your pitches and be able to use that next step," Peavy said. "It was nice to ramp up the intensity a little bit more than I had been."

Shane Victorino, appearing in just his second game of the spring due to nagging injuries, drove in one of two unearned runs charged to Phil Hughes in the third inning with a line single to center.

Victorino also had a bunt single and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth, when shortstop Danny Santana's fielding error led to a two-out rally.

The Twins made four errors overall, leading to four unearned runs. However, Hughes gave up just four hits (all singles) and walked none in shaving his spring ERA to 1.04.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.