SARASOTA, Fla. — Miguel Gonzalez pitched into the third inning as he rebounded from a horrible first start, but the Baltimore Orioles dropped to 0-8-1 in the exhibition season with a 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

Gonzalez opened by allowing seven runs and eight hits in 11/3 innings against Tampa Bay.

This time he gave up a first-inning home run to Brock Holt. Overall, he gave up three hits, walked one and struck out one.

He tried to forget about last week’s start.

“Of course, mentally when things are not going well you just put yourself down. You just got to get up and put your head down and work hard,” Gonzalez said.

Roenis Elias pitched two scoreless innings for Boston, allowing four hits.

J.J. Hardy tripled in the fourth and scored on Joey Rickard’s infield out, the only run for Baltimore, the major leagues’ only winless team during spring training.

The Orioles had 12 hits and stranded 13 runners.

Elias, who could start the season in either the bullpen or with Triple-A Pawtucket, struck out Nolan Reimold with the bases loaded to end the second.

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez caught two innings in his first game action behind the plate since last year’s Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

Manager John Farrell said he expects Vazquez to catch three innings on Friday when Boston plays Toronto.

“I wish we could say we’ve got the next two months blocked out when we know he’s going to catch, but we’re taking (an) optimistic, yet cautious approach to how he comes out of each and every game,” Farrell said.

NOTES: Right-handed pitcher Michael Kopech, Boston’s first-round pick in the 2014 amateur draft, broke his right hand in an altercation with his roommate earlier this month General Manager Dan Hazen said. … Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty, a Deering High graduate, won’t play at Philadelphia on Wednesday because of medical testing. … Baltimore left-hander T.J. McFarland, who left Sunday’s game with a tender left elbow, received good news on his X-ray. Nothing alarming was found, and he hopes to return shortly. … Baltimore infielder Ozzie Martinez was in the clubhouse, two days after colliding with infielder Garabez Rosa in Sunday’s game. … Baltimore left-hander Chris Lee was removed from the game because Manager Buck Showalter noticed he wasn’t wearing his prescribed protective goggles.