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Josh Thole and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit two-run homers for the Mets.

Red Sox 2, Orioles (ss) 1

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) _ Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz threw four scoreless innings and Boston beat a Baltimore Orioles split squad.

Buchholz allowed four hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Boston earned the win when Yamaico Navarro was hit on the left wrist with the bases loaded in the ninth inning by Wynn Pelzer. Navarro sustained a contusion.

Tony Pena (2-0) got the win, pitching a perfect ninth inning.

Orioles right-hander Ryan Drese, vying for a rotation spot, went three innings, giving up one run _ a solo homer in the second inning to J.D. Drew _ with one walk and one strikeout.

Yankees 4, Pirates 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ New York reliever Rafael Soriano made his first spring training appearance, allowing one hit in a scoreless fifth inning of the Yankees’ win over Pittsburgh.

The primary eighth-inning setup for closer Mariano Rivera, Soriano was touched for a two-out single by Andrew McCutchen. He struck out one during a 14-pitch outing that included 13 strikes.

Soriano was an AL All-Star last year, when he had a league-leading 45 saves for Tampa Bay in his only year with the Rays. He agreed to a $35 million, three-year contract with the Yankees in January.

Russell Martin had a first-inning homer, while Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano hit RBI singles in the third for the Yankees. Wednesday was the second anniversary of A-Rod undergoing surgery to repair a labrum injury in his right hip.

Pittsburgh starter Kevin Correia allowed three runs and six hits in four innings. He has given up seven runs over 8 1-3 innings in three starts.