Orioles 8

(4-8, 2-4 away)

Red Sox 4

(8-4, 4-2 home)

    1:05 PM ET, March 15, 2010

    City of Palms Park, Fort Myers, Florida 

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    BAL 104001200 8 - -
    BOS 002002000 4 - -

    Lowell makes spring debut at 1B; Wakefield struggles in Red Sox's loss

    Associated Press

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mike Lowell made his spring training debut for the Boston Red Sox -- at an unfamiliar position.

    Lowell, who had surgery Dec. 30 to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, played first base Monday in an 8-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. It was his first appearance at the position since 1998, when he played four games there for the New York Yankees' Triple-A affiliate.

    Boston's offseason acquisition of third baseman Adrian Beltre will limit Lowell's time at the position he had manned for the Red Sox since 2006.

    Luke Scott went 2 for 3 with four RBIs, including a three-run homer, for the Orioles.

    Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield took the loss, allowing five runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Game Information

    StadiumCity of Palms Park, Fort Myers, FL
    Weather72 degrees, Fair
    Wind5 mph, E
    Umpires, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Brian O'Nora