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Middlebrooks homers; Red Sox win, lose one
Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks rounds third base after hitting a home run in the sixth inning of a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., on Tuesday. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)
Boston split its squad on Tuesday, with the Sox’s other half beating Baltimore, 6-5, in Sarasota, Fla.
Mike Carp homered for Boston while top prospects Christian Vasquez and Bryce Brentz drove in runs. Miami scored two runs off Chris Britton in the ninth to earn the victory.
J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters had run-scoring singles for the Birds.