FORT MYERS, Fla. – Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz and second baseman Dustin Pedroia both were roughed up by the Minnesota Twins during a 7-2 loss Tuesday night.

Pedroia strained his left wrist in the first inning while diving for a ball hit by Denard Span. Pedroia was charged with a throwing error on the same play and finished the inning but didn’t return.

“When he went after that ball, it was the back of his wrist,” Boston Manager Terry Francona said. “He had limited swelling. We’re going to get him X-rayed in the morning just because we should. Their doctor came over. I don’t think there’s a problem. He might be a little sore (today). Hopefully that’s all it is.”

Buchholz threw three wild pitches, hit a batter, walked three and gave up six runs, five earned.

“I was trying to do too much,” said Buchholz, whose spring ERA rose to 10.80. “Whenever I felt like I’d make a good pitch, they’d hit it. And then I’d try to make it better and that causes it to be out of the zone, rather than just trusting the stuff down in the zone and getting some outs.”

Twins starter Carl Pavano struck out one, walked one and gave up two hits in five scoreless innings. Pavano continued his solid spring, lowering his ERA to 2.00.

“Pavano was very good,” Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He was locating the ball very well. Our offense moved the ball around pretty good. We had some good at-bats. We made Buccholz work. We didn’t take too many pitches.”

Pavano said he was pleased with his outing.

“I made some pitches I need to,” said Pavano, slated to be the No. 2 pitcher in the rotation behind opening-day starter Scott Baker.

“The guys are picking up the ground balls behind me left and right. I know it’s only spring training, but it’s a good thing knowing that I’m making pitches when I need to.”

Twins catcher Joe Mauer went 1 for 4 with a double the day after signing his eight-year, $184 million contract extension.


DODGERS: Chad Billingsley pitched six innings in a minor-league game, fine-tuning his mechanics and delivery two days ahead of Los Angeles picking an opening-day starter.


ATHLETICS: Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson pitched five simulated innings against minor leaguers after a stiff neck forced him to miss his scheduled start a day earlier.


ANGELS: Los Angeles right-hander Ervin Santana was scratched from his spring start with elbow inflammation.


PADRES: Jon Garland, who has been dealing with a shoulder problem, threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session and is set to start for San Diego in an exhibition game Friday.


JOSE CANSECO announced on Twitter that he had been subpoenaed by a grand jury investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress by denying using performance-enhancing drugs.


ROCKIES: Left-hander Joe Beimel returned to Colorado, agreeing to a minor-league contract pending a physical.


MARINERS: Pitcher Cliff Lee said he still feels some pain in his strained abdomen following his first on-field test of the injury.


METS: New York shortstop Jose Reyes was cleared to resume baseball activities after doctors determined his thyroid levels have returned to normal.


TIGERS: Max Scherzer had his first strong outing of the spring, allowing one run in five innings as Detroit topped Washington 6-2 at Lakeland, Fla.


PADRES: Nick Hundley hit a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning, helping San Diego to a 9-6 victory against Colorado at Tucson, Ariz.


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