- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2009

FORT MYERS, FLA. (AP) - Brad Penny pitched three hitless innings in his spring training debut, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Monday.

Earlier in the day, Red Sox ace Curt Schilling announced his retirement after missing all of last season with a shoulder injury. Penny is coming back from shoulder trouble that limited him to 19 starts with the Los Angeles Daodgers last year.

Penny was scratched from a scheduled March 4 start against Puerto Rico.

Mike Lowell, Jason Bay, Chris Carter, and Ivan Ochoa hit consecutive homers to left field off Brandon Lyons in the sixth inning for Boston.

The Tigers scored three runs in the eighth inning, ending a streak of 17 scoreless innings.

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