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Grapefruit League: Red Sox Beat Down Myers, Astros Squeak Past Nationals

Kissimmee, FL (Sports Network) – Dustin Pedroia doubled and drove in two runs as Boston downed Houston, 9-3, in Grapefruit League action.

Marco Scutaro also knocked in a pair and Daniel Nava added two hits and an RBI for the Red Sox.

Kyle Weiland picked up the win despite working just 1 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and three runs.

Carlos Lee and Michael Bourn drove in a run each for the Astros. Brett Myers was dented in defeat for six hits and five runs in three innings.

Viera, FL (Sports Network) – Brett Wallace went 3-for-4 with two RBI as Houston downed Washington, 7-6, in Grapefruit League action.

Clint Barmes and Hunter Pence each collected two hits, drove in a run and scored once for the Astros.

Starter Lance Pendleton worked two innings for the win, limiting Washington to one hit with two strikeouts.

Jesus Flores hit a two-run homer and Mike Morse added a solo shot for the Nationals, who scored three times in the ninth but came up one run short.

Livan Hernandez was tagged in defeat for seven hits and three runs while fanning four over three frames.

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