Pedroia Paces the Split Squad Sox to a 9-3 Win Over Houston.

Pedroia triples and doubles, Red Sox beat Astros

      KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) – Dustin Pedroia tripled and doubled Friday
and a Boston Red Sox split squad beat the Houston Astros 9-3.
      Coming back from a season cut in half by a fractured left foot,
Pedroia drove in two runs against Brett Myers with a double in the
first inning.
      Pedroia's seventh-inning triple was one of four triples for the
Red Sox, including two by catcher Mark Wagner.
      Myers pitched three innings in his third spring start, giving up
five runs on six hits.
      A sore shoulder moved Astros left fielder Carlos Lee to a DH
role. He drove in Houston's first run with a double.
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