Lee helps Phillies beat Red Sox, 4-1
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee pitches in the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Philadelphia Phillies' Ben Revere, right, is greeted by teammate Domonic Brown (9) after scoring on an RBI-single hit by Marlon Byrd in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes (5) is greeted by Daniel Nava after hitting a solo homer in the seventh inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (11) steals second on Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the third inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Cliff Lee pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night.
Lee allowed three hits, struck out three and walked one in his fourth spring training start.
Left-hander Jon Lester pitched four innings of one-run ball for Boston. He gave up two hits, struck out five and walked one.
The Phillies scored one in the first and three in the fifth.
Ben Revere led off the first with a single against Lester. He stole second and scored on Marlon Byrd’s double.
Revere went 2-for-4 and scored twice. Byrd went 2-for-4 with two RBI and is batting .364 this spring.
Jonny Gomes homered for Boston. David Ortiz went 0-for-3 and is 2-for-25 with nine strikeouts this spring.
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Red Sox minor league catcher Jon Denney was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license.
A report issued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Denney, who was arrested Thursday at 4:06 a.m., “became belligerent” and began to curse at officers. The 19-year-old Denney faces a March 31 trial date.
General Manager Ben Cherington said yesterday the team is putting together a program for Denney to deal with his issues, and he probably won’t be on the field for some time.
Denney was drafted by the Red Sox in the third round last year out of high school in Oklahoma.
He had a .379 on-base percentage with no homers and two RBIs in rookie ball, playing 26 games in the Gulf Coast League.