HOUSTON – Josh Beckett threw four hitless innings Wednesday night and the Boston Red Sox blasted Houston starter Nelson Figueroa for a 10-0 victory against the Astros.

Beckett, trying to rebound from a 6-6 season, hit Angel Sanchez, the second batter, with a pitch, then retired the next 11 until Brett Wallace led off the fifth with a single past second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

Beckett allowed one hit over five innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out three.

Dan Butler hit a two-run homer off reliever Gustavo Chacin in the ninth to complete Boston’s 12-hit offense.

Figueroa, the Astros’ fifth starter, was rocked for five runs in the first inning and three in the fourth.

He gave up nine hits, eight earned runs, four walks and had two strikeouts.

GIANTS: Closer Brian Wilson will begin the season on the disabled list.

DIAMONDBACKS: Arizona optioned first baseman Brandon Allen and reliever Esmerling Vasquez to Triple-A Reno to finalize its opening-day roster.

BREWERS: Milwaukee completed its opening-day roster by putting outfielder Corey Hart and catcher Jonathan Lucroy on the 15-day disabled list.

METS: Left fielder Jason Bay had tests in New York on his strained rib cage, and the team planned to wait until he returned to camp to decide whether he will start the season on the disabled list.

Reliever Jason Isringhausen said he’ll stay in Florida for two weeks of extended spring training in the hope of landing a spot with the team.

RAYS: Manny Ramirez wasn’t with Tampa Bay for the exhibition finale against Toronto while attending to a personal matter. He had permission to leave.

PHILLIES: Philadelphia released second baseman Luis Castillo, 35, cutting him after his brief tryout as a fill-in for the injured Chase Utley.

DODGERS: The team will wear a patch in memory of Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider throughout this season and will celebrate his life Aug. 9.

JAMIE MOYER will work as an ESPN analyst while he rehabs for a baseball comeback.

INDIANS: The team placed center fielder Grady Sizemore on the 15-day disabled list as he recovers from left knee surgery.

ATHLETICS: Oakland placed right-handers Rich Harden and Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list to complete its opening-day roster.

REDS: Cincinnati put four pitchers and outfielder Fred Lewis on the 15-day disabled list. All were injured in spring training. Starters Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey are on throwing programs because of shoulder issues and are expected back in April. Relievers Jose Arredondo and Jared Burton have sore pitching shoulders. Lewis strained muscles in his right side.