Red Sox blank Boston College 6-0 in exhibition

      FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Kevin Youkilis hit a three-run homer in
the first inning to lead the Boston Red Sox to 6-0 exhibition win
over Boston College on Saturday.
      In his first game action since Aug. 2, when a thumb injury ended
his 2010 season, Youkilis went 1 for 1 with a walk, and made a nice
diving play in the first inning.
      Dustin Pedroia, whose fractured left foot limited him to just 73
games last season, walked and scored on Youkilis' homer. Pedroia
had no defensive opportunities at second base.
      Right-hander Stolmy Pimentel, who pitched for Single-A Salem
last season, started and pitched two perfect innings with two
strikeouts for the Red Sox.
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