The Diamondbacks' victory reversed a 10-9 loss to the defending
world champions on Thursday.Webb, who allowed two runs on six hits and two walks, also had
an RBI single. Shawn Green, Alex Cintron and Troy Glaus drove in
runs with base hits, and Juan Brito and Craig Counsell hit
sacrifice flies.Doug Mirabelli, Mark Bellhorn and Ian Bladergroen accounted for
Boston's runs with run-scoring singles.Webb (2-0) struggled wild early, walking Jay Payton to lead off
and giving up a double to Trot Nixon that sent Payton to third.Webb got the first of his four strikeouts against David Ortiz,
but Miraelli followed with his single, and Bellhorn made it 2-0
with a sharp grounder that got through the right side of the
infield.Webb was a different pitcher after that -- the closest the Red
Sox came to scoring on the Phoenix ground-ball specialist after
that was in the third, when Mirabelli doubled with two out, and the
fifth, when Nixon also doubled with two out.Webb got Bellhorn on a grounder to end the third. In the fifth,
David Ortiz followed Nixon with a blast to center field, but Jose
Cruz Jr. backed up to the wall to catch it.The Diamondbacks bunched six runs in the first inning, starting
when Counsell beat out an infield hit and Tim Wakefield walked
Cruz.That set the table for Gonzalez, whose opposite-field double
scored Counsell and moved Cruz along. After Glaus walked to load
the bases, Green slashed a liner to left field for a single, and
Clark made it 4-2 with his tie-breaking single.Brito flied out for another run, and Webb singled for an RBI.
Wakefield got Counsell to fly to center for the second out -- his
10th batter -- and then was pulled for reliever Tim Kester.Kester got the final out of the first and pitched a scoreless
second despite two walks, but gave up two more runs in the third
and one in the fourth.
The Red Sox put ace Curt Schilling, RHP Wade Miller and OF
Adam Stern on the DL. ... The Red Sox, who open Sunday night
against the Yankees, had won five of six previous exhibition games.
... Arizona finishes spring training Saturday against the Texas
Rangers in Albuquerque, N.M. ... Attendance was 35,395 for a series
that drew nearly 70,000 fans.