Cards' J. Martinez hits 2 HRs off Red Sox

Cards' J. Martinez hits 2 HRs off Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jose Martinez, who is trying to win a bench spot for the Cardinals, clubbed a pair of two-run homers to fuel his split squad to a 7-2 victory over the Red Sox on Monday afternoon at JetBlue Park.

Cards right-hander Michael Wacha made his first spring start, scattered four hits while allowing one unearned run and a walk with two strikeouts against a solid Red Sox lineup.

For Boston, Xander Bogaerts drilled two hits in his final game before departing to Korea on Tuesday to join the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic.

Bogaerts set for long journey to South Korea

"Just trying to get my timing down as early as possible because I know I have to play in some really important games for my country," said Bogaerts. "It's just about getting the timing right and feeling in baseball shape."

Veteran outfielder Chris Young also had two hits, including a double off the Green Monster. Mitch Moreland added two hits and an RBI.

Red Sox prospect Tate Matheny came off the bench as a Minor League extra with his father, Mike, managing the Cardinals and struck out in his lone at-bat.

Tate Matheny gets to play vs. father's Cardinals

UP NEXT
Cardinals: Right-hander Mike Leake will make his spring debut Tuesday when the Cardinals travel to Orlando for a 12:05 p.m. CT game against the Braves. Also appearing in that game will be John Gant, who was traded from Atlanta to St. Louis over the winter. The game will available on cardinals.com via an exclusive audio webcast.

Red Sox: A split-squad Yankees roster will visit Fort Myers on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. ET on Gameday Audio in the first rivalry matchup of 2017. Non-roster invitee Kyle Kendrick makes the start for Boston, and Andrew Benintendi, Hanley Ramirez, Moreland, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Pablo Sandoval will be in the lineup for manager John Farrell. Greg Bird will make the trip for the Yankees, and he'll be joined by No. 2 Gleyber Torres and No. 4 prospect Aaron Judge.

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Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.