Dempster struggles as Sox lose to Twins in Ft. Myers

Ken Bell

Cole DeVries hurt as Twins beat Red Sox 8-3

       FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) _ Minnesota's Cole DeVries came out after three hitless innings due to a sore right forearm as the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 Friday.

        DeVries, scheduled to make his first start of the season on April 6 at Baltimore, allowed one earned run during 17 innings in spring training and held batters to a .071 average.

        Pitching coach Rick Anderson said it appeared the soreness was a muscle issue.

        Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster gave up three hits and four walks in four innings with four strikeouts.

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