Ross stays hot in Dodgers' win

Ross stays hot in Dodgers' win

at Vero Beach, Fla.
Thursday, March 9

Red Sox at the plate: Jed Lowrie slugged a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Boston's other runs scored in the sixth inning on a wild pitch and an RBI single by J.T. Snow.

Dodgers at the plate: Cody Ross slugged his third homer in four games, a two-run shot. Ramon Martinez and J.D. Drew added solo homers. Joel Guzman started the scoring with a two-run single in the first inning.

Red Sox on the mound: Bronson Arroyo started and was charged with five runs in the first two innings. The Boston bullpen allowed only one run over the final seven innings.

Dodgers on the mound: Starter Derek Lowe limited his former team to two hits over four innings. Yhency Brazoban, facing hitters for the first time in more than two weeks, walked three and allowed a run to score on a wild pitch in two-thirds of an inning. Takashi Saito allowed Lowrie's two-run homer in the ninth.

Grapefruit League records: Red Sox 2-5; Dodgers 5-2-2.

Up next: The Dodgers host Detroit on Friday at 1:05 p.m. ET at Holman Stadium. Brad Penny starts for the Dodgers and will be followed by Hong-Chih Kuo, Brian Meadows, Eric Stults, Tim Hamulack and Greg Miller. Jeremy Bonderman and Jordan Atta pitch for Detroit. The Red Sox will host the Phillies at 1:05 p.m. in Fort Myers, Fla. Tim Wakefield gets the start for Boston.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.