FORT MYERS, Fla. — Rick Porcello gave up a run over two innings in his first start after the worst season of his career, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Thursday night.

Twins leadoff batter Brian Dozier went 3 for 3 with two doubles. Minnesota starter Tyler Duffey gave up a single and got four outs before reaching his pitch count.

South Korean slugger Byung Ho Park had an RBI single for the Twins after striking out all three times a day earlier. Danny Santana hit a two-run homer.

Travis Shaw was 2 for 2 with a walk for Boston.

Porcello agreed to an $82.5 million, four-year contract on opening day last season, a deal that runs from 2016-19. He started 4-9 with a 6.08 ERA in his first season with Boston before finishing 9-15 with a 4.92 ERA.

TIGERS: Center fielder Cameron Maybin is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a broken left wrist, Manager Brad Ausmus announced Thursday, a day after Maybin was hit by a pitch in a spring training game.

Another X-ray will be taken in two weeks, Ausmus said.

The 28-year-old Maybin was reacquired by the Tigers from Atlanta in a November trade.

n Victor Martinez hit his second home run of spring training and Ian Kinsler had a three-run double in Detroit’s 8-2 win over Atlanta on Thursday.

DODGERS: Brett Anderson, a projected starter in the team’s rotation, will undergo back surgery and is expected to miss three-to-five months.

Anderson has a bulging disk in his lower back and was scheduled for an operation Thursday at a Phoenix hospital.

The back condition was diagnosed Wednesday, a day after Anderson felt discomfort when throwing to batters at spring training.

n Manager Dave Roberts won in his debut and Clayton Kershaw threw two scoreless innings as Los Angeles beat the White Sox 6-1.

PADRES: Reliever Matt Thornton agreed to a minor league contract, ending a frustrating offseason in which he wasn’t offered a guaranteed deal.

The 39-year-old left-hander passed a physical and worked out with San Diego before its exhibition game against Seattle.

A 2010 All-Star with the White Sox, Thornton has also pitched for Seattle, Boston and the Yankees, mostly serving as a lefty specialist.

YANKEES: Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run homer on the second pitch of his spring training debut, a 13-4 New York victory over a Phillies split squad.

Carlos Beltran had a one-out single in the first, and A-Rod homered on a 1-0 pitch from Adam Morgan.

“It was surprising,” Rodriguez said. “It’s fun. That was the last thing (I expected). Actually, I hadn’t taken a swing on live pitching. … That was the first one.”

Rodriguez took a called third strike in the fourth and drew a fifth-inning walk. Rodriguez hit .250 with 33 homers and 86 RBI last season, slumping during the final weeks of the season. He is 13 home runs shy of 700.

ROYALS: Outfielder Jarrod Dyson is expected to start the season on the disabled list after straining his oblique while batting against Texas Wednesday.

An MRI revealed a Grade 2 strain, a type of injury that typically takes about six weeks to heal.

NATIONALS: Facing his former team for the first time, Daniel Murphy walked and scored on Anthony Rendon’s two-run single in a four-run first inning that helped Washington beat the Mets 9-4.

MARLINS: Reliever Carter Capps is expected to be sidelined for an extended period because of a sore right elbow.

He is scheduled to visit noted specialist Dr. James Andrews on Monday in Pensacola, Florida, to determine if he needs surgery.