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Peavy sharp for Red Sox, but bullpen gives up 7-4 loss to Twins

  • Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham (16) is greeted by Trevor Plouffe (24) after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham (16) is greeted by Trevor Plouffe (24) after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Minnesota Twins' Levi Michael is caught out trying to return to second base as Boston Red Sox second baseman Heiker Meneses covers on a double play off the bat of the Twins' Josh Willingham during the sixth inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Minnesota Twins' Levi Michael is caught out trying to return to second base as Boston Red Sox second baseman Heiker Meneses covers on a double play off the bat of the Twins' Josh Willingham during the sixth inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia,right, is greeted by Shane Victorino (18) after both scored on a two-run double by Mike Napoli during the third inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia,right, is greeted by Shane Victorino (18) after both scored on a two-run double by Mike Napoli during the third inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey wipes his brow on the mound during the third inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey wipes his brow on the mound during the third inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross, right, and third baseman Carlos Rivero collide while chasing a pop foul by Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham during the sixth inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross, right, and third baseman Carlos Rivero collide while chasing a pop foul by Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham during the sixth inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy pitches during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy pitches during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Minnesota Twins' Josmil Pinto (43) is greeted by third base coach Joe Vavra after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. The Twins won 7-4. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Minnesota Twins' Josmil Pinto (43) is greeted by third base coach Joe Vavra after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. The Twins won 7-4. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham (16) is greeted by Jason Kubel after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham (16) is greeted by Jason Kubel after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham (16) is greeted by Trevor Plouffe (24) after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Minnesota Twins' Levi Michael is caught out trying to return to second base as Boston Red Sox second baseman Heiker Meneses covers on a double play off the bat of the Twins' Josh Willingham during the sixth inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia,right, is greeted by Shane Victorino (18) after both scored on a two-run double by Mike Napoli during the third inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey wipes his brow on the mound during the third inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross, right, and third baseman Carlos Rivero collide while chasing a pop foul by Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham during the sixth inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy pitches during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Minnesota Twins' Josmil Pinto (43) is greeted by third base coach Joe Vavra after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. The Twins won 7-4. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham (16) is greeted by Jason Kubel after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Mike Napoli went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI and Jake Peavy, making his third Grapefruit League start, gave up one run and three hits in five innings, but the Boston Red Sox fell to Minnesota, 7-4, yesterday in both teams’ exhibition finale.

The game was called because of rain with two outs in the top of the ninth inning.

Peavy walked one and struck out three, but Boston left-hander Tommy Layne gave up five runs on two homers – to Adam Brett Walker and Josmil Pinto – in the seventh.

Peavy made just three starts this spring, delayed after he cut his left index finger on March 1 with a fishing knife. Manager John Farrell was pleased with Peavy’s spring.

“Even if there wasn’t an incident there with the finger, it’s been a spring training that has been productive,” Farrell said. “He made a normal progression. And then in light of the incident, we couldn’t be more pleased with the way he came through that particular situation and getting to the appropriate number of pitches thrown in a game.”

Josh Willingham finally hit his first home run of the spring for Minnesota, and Mike Pelfrey went four innings in his sixth start of the spring. He allowed four runs on five hits and three walks.

In six spring starts, Pelfrey threw a combined 17.2 innings this spring, giving up seven earned runs and 16 hits, one home run and six walks with nine strikeouts, posting a record of 1-0 with a 3.57 ERA.

“Overall, I’ve had a good spring,” Pelfrey said. “Today, the ball was flat and the ball was up. I don’t care if I’m facing Little Leaguers or the defending World Series champs, I’m going to get hit. And, obviously, they hit the ball very hard.”

“Everything is over,” Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Opening day. It doesn’t matter what you have done, how you hit and how you have fielded. It’s all opening day and you go from there. It all counts now.”

Trainer’s room

Twins: Center field prospect Byron Buxton will remain in extended spring with a sprained left wrist.

Red Sox: Right fielder Shane Victorino left the game after the third inning when he doubled and scored on Napoli’s double. Farrell said Victorino felt his right hamstring grab while rounding the bases. Victorino is expected to return to Boston for an MRI.

Designated hitter David Ortiz sat out the spring training finale with an ailing right calf. He is expected to start tomorrow.

Left-hander Craig Breslow, on the disabled list with a mild left shoulder strain, is expected to throw today at the team’s spring training complex.

For the record

Twins: Brian Duensing, Casey Fien, Jared Burton and Caleb Thielbar combined to pitch four scoreless innings after Pelfrey.

Red Sox: Shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

The Red Sox and Twins, rivals in Lee County, split their Grapefruit League season series 3-3.

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