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.

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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.

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