Owens shaky but Red Sox beat Orioles
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Red Sox overcame a rough outing by left-hander Henry Owens to beat the Orioles 9-5 on Thursday.
Owens, who is competing for a spot in the Red Sox rotation, lasted just 2 2/3 innings in his fourth Grapefruit League appearance. He gave up three runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts and two hit batters.
Vance Worley went 3 1-3 innings, giving up six runs for the Orioles.
Baltimore opened the scoring in the second when Dariel Alvarez led off with triple and scored on Paul Janish's sacrifice fly.
Sam Travis put the Red Sox ahead in the bottom of the inning with a three-run homer, his second of the spring. Travis had two hits and four RBIs in the game.
One of the hits Owens allowed was a three-run home run to Christian Walker, his fourth of the spring, with no outs in the third inning.
The Red Sox scored three runs in the fourth on four singles and an error by Walker at first base.