Beckett hit hard in Red Sox's win
FORT MYERS, Fla.—Red Sox Manager Terry Francona was upbeat about Josh Beckett's outing -- despite the ugly numbers.
Beckett gave up four runs and six hits in six innings, and Chip Ambres hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning to give Boston an 11-8 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
The Red Sox had a 4-1 lead going into the sixth when the Cardinals scored three runs.
Ambres, a non-roster invitee, hit his second home run of the spring -- on the first pitch of the at-bat.
Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse pitched five innings, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on 11 hits and two walks, striking out two.