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Yelich homers in 9th, lifts Marlins to win over Red Sox

  • Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley hits an RBI double during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley hits an RBI double during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Miami Marlins' Kevin Kouzmanoff hits a three-run double during the seventh inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Miami Marlins' Kevin Kouzmanoff hits a three-run double during the seventh inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Boston Red Sox's Mike Carp hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Boston Red Sox's Mike Carp hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Miami Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny watches his team take batting practice before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. Published reports say Matheny will return to St. Louis on Monday to have surgery to treat a ruptured disk in his back with the hope of returning to the team before their game on Thursday.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny watches his team take batting practice before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. Published reports say Matheny will return to St. Louis on Monday to have surgery to treat a ruptured disk in his back with the hope of returning to the team before their game on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley hits an RBI double during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Miami Marlins' Kevin Kouzmanoff hits a three-run double during the seventh inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Boston Red Sox's Mike Carp hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Miami Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny watches his team take batting practice before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. Published reports say Matheny will return to St. Louis on Monday to have surgery to treat a ruptured disk in his back with the hope of returning to the team before their game on Thursday.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Top prospect Christian Yelich spoiled Jon Lester’s five sharp innings, hitting a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth that lifted the Miami Marlins to an 8-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Lester allowed a first-inning run and three hits. He struck out four and retired the last 11 batters he faced.

Jackie Bradley Jr. homered on the game’s first pitch and reached base four times. He went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .519 (14-for-27). Bradley added an RBI double in the fourth.

Miami’s Kevin Slowey gave up three runs and two hits in three innings. He walked two and struck out five in his first spring start after previously throwing 61∕3 scoreless relief innings.

Kevin Kouzmanoff’s three-run double highlighted Miami’s five-run seventh.

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