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Napoli goes deep, notches three RBIs in loss

Peavy surrenders just one run, three hits over five frames in final start

Napoli goes deep, notches three RBIs in loss

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Slugger Mike Napoli wrapped up Spring Training with a homer, two-run double and two runs scored in the Red Sox's 7-4 loss to the Twins at JetBlue Park in the teams' final Grapefruit League game on Saturday afternoon.

Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy, making his third start, went five innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Peavy is on track to start the Red Sox's home opener, Friday against the Brewers.

Josh Willingham gave the Twins an early lead with a leadoff home run, his first of the spring, in the second inning.

Napoli tied things up when he opened the bottom half of the frame with a homer to center field.

The Sox added three more runs in the third on Napoli's two-run double, scoring Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia, with Xander Bogaerts' double scoring Napoli.

Trailing, 4-1, the Twins took the lead in the seventh. With lefty Tommy Layne on the mound, Adam Brett Walker II, who is ranked Minnesotta's No. 14 prospect hit a two-run home run on the first pitch of his first plate appearance in a Grapefruit League game. Josmil Pinto gave Minnesota a lead later in the inning with a three-run shot off Layne.

Making his sixth start, Mike Pelfrey allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over four innings. The right-hander is scheduled to make his next start Friday in Cleveland, the Indians' home opener.

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

Up next: With their Grapefruit League slate over, the Red Sox will head north and face the Orioles in Baltimore at 3:05 p.m. ET on Monday. Left-hander Jon Lester will make his fourth consecutive Opening Day start, the fifth-longest streak in team history, trailing only Pedro Martinez (1998-2004) and Roger Clemens (1988-94) with seven each, Dennis Eckersley (five, 1979-83), and Cy Young (five, 1904-08).

Lester, 30, is 100-56 with a 3.76 ERA in eight seasons with the Red Sox. He is 6-4 with a 2.11 ERA in 13 postseason appearances. In three Grapefruit League starts, Lester was 1-1 with a 0.71 ERA, giving up one earned run over 12 2/3 innings with three walks and 14 strikeouts. He will be opposed by Baltimore right-hander Chris Tillman.

Maureen Mullen is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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