SARASOTA, Fla. -- For the second time in three days, the Red Sox topped the Orioles, this time a 5-1 contest on Tuesday at Ed Smith Stadium.
Brock Holt put Boston on the board, driving O's starter Miguel Gonzalez's 3-1 pitch over the fence for a first-inning solo homer. That was the only run allowed by Gonzalez, who went 2 2/3 innings and fared much better than in his first Grapefruit League start.
"My fastball command was better toward the end and my splittie was there," Gonzalez said of the 46-pitch outing. "Threw a couple good sliders. I haven't been throwing them as much. This is the first time out, I've been throwing them. I felt good overall."
Gonzalez gave up three hits and a walk and recorded a strikeout before leaving.
Red Sox starter Roenis Elias tossed two scoreless innings. The lefty allowed four hits and a walk and struck out two.
Up next for the Orioles: Baltimore will travel to Clearwater, Fla. to take on the Phillies as Yovani Gallardo makes his Grapefruit League debut. Gallardo, signed to a two-year deal with an option, will faced right-hander Jeremy Hellickson in the 1:05 p.m. ET matchup. The game can be seen on MLB.TV.