Jon Knott broke an 0-for-12 streak with an opposite-field homer off Daisuke Matsuzaka in the third inning, reducing Boston's lead to 2-1.
Adam Stern, in his first spring at-bat, followed with a single to left and stole second.
The Red Sox scored twice off Steve Trachsel in the second inning. Mike Lowell singled and Alex Cora and Kevin Youkilis doubled.
Trachsel has allowed six hits in 2 1/3 innings. He's also walked a batter. But he's limiting the damage.
Hey, just trying to find the silver lining here.