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Felix Doubront gives up one hit in first spring training start for Red Sox 

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Umpire Tim Timmons, left, stands in a tunnel leading to the field as a member of the dugout staff comes down the stairs at right before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Red Sox, Friday, March 1, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Umpire Tim Timmons, left, stands in a tunnel leading to the field as a member of the dugout staff comes down the stairs at right before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Red Sox, Friday, March 1, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon looks on from he dugout during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon looks on from he dugout during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront throws a pitch in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront throws a pitch in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's Jose Iglesias plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Jose Iglesias plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Gimenez lets go of the bat as he flies out in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Gimenez lets go of the bat as he flies out in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's Pedro Ciriaco hits a single to score a run in the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Pedro Ciriaco hits a single to score a run in the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Mike Fontenot chases down a single hit by Boston Red Sox's Pedro Ciriaco to score a run in the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Mike Fontenot chases down a single hit by Boston Red Sox's Pedro Ciriaco to score a run in the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, bottom, beats the throw to Tampa Bay Rays' Tim Beckham as he steals second base in the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. Boston won 5-1. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, bottom, beats the throw to Tampa Bay Rays' Tim Beckham as he steals second base in the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. Boston won 5-1. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, bottom, beats the throw to Tampa Bay Rays' Tim Beckham as he steals second base in the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. Boston won 5-1. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, bottom, beats the throw to Tampa Bay Rays' Tim Beckham as he steals second base in the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. Boston won 5-1. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson throws a pitch in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson throws a pitch in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt throws to first base after fielding a single by Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Gimenez in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt throws to first base after fielding a single by Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Gimenez in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt throws to first base after fielding a single by Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Gimenez in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt throws to first base after fielding a single by Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Gimenez in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Umpire Tim Timmons, left, stands in a tunnel leading to the field as a member of the dugout staff comes down the stairs at right before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Red Sox, Friday, March 1, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon looks on from he dugout during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront throws a pitch in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Jose Iglesias plays in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Gimenez lets go of the bat as he flies out in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Pedro Ciriaco hits a single to score a run in the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Tampa Bay Rays' Mike Fontenot chases down a single hit by Boston Red Sox's Pedro Ciriaco to score a run in the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, bottom, beats the throw to Tampa Bay Rays' Tim Beckham as he steals second base in the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. Boston won 5-1. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, bottom, beats the throw to Tampa Bay Rays' Tim Beckham as he steals second base in the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. Boston won 5-1. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson throws a pitch in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt throws to first base after fielding a single by Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Gimenez in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt throws to first base after fielding a single by Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Gimenez in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront throws in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, March 4, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Doubront, slowed a sore left shoulder this year, pitched 12∕3 scoreless innings for the Boston Red Sox on Monday in a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

“Feels fine,” Doubront said of his shoulder. “It’s good to be back on the mound again, working hard to see the results for my arm. Very good.”

Doubront gave up one hit, walked two and struck out two, throwing 23 of 43 pitches for strikes.

“When you look at his fastball, breaking ball, as well as a couple of changeups that he threw. Ideally you’d like to see him get through a couple of innings in his first outing,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “But the fact is, he got up and down twice, no physical issues.”

Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, making his first start and second appearance of spring training, allowed one run and two hits in three innings with four strikeouts. He threw 31 of 43 pitches for strikes.

“I’m very happy,” Hellickson said. “My arm feels great. Everything feels good. All my stuff feels really good.”

Loser Jeff Niemann followed Hellickson and allowed one run in 22∕3 innings.

“I felt all right out there,” said Niemann, who has not worked out of the bullpen in the regular season since 2010. “It’s a little bit different coming out of the bullpen. But overall everything went well. I was throwing strikes, making them put the ball in play.”

Rays manager Joe Maddon liked what he saw from his first two pitchers.

“I thought Jeff and Hellickson were both very sharp,” said Rays manager Joe Maddon. “Helly was really sharp, good velocity, good breaking ball, curve and change. And I thought the same of Jeff.”

Terry Doyle won in relief, giving up one run in 21∕3 innings.

NOTES: David Ortiz completed a base-running drill on Monday. It was the third time he had done a base-running drill this spring training as he comes back from an Achilles injury that limited him to 90 games last season. He has yet to run on consecutive days, a hurdle Farrell said Ortiz will have to clear before getting into a game. ... RHP Daniel Bard, who has not pitched in game since Feb. 25, threw 18 pitches in a one-inning simulated game. ... The Red Sox made their first round of roster cuts. LHP Drake Britton was optioned to Double-A, and INF-OF Justin Henry and SS Deven Marrero were reassigned to minor league camp. ... Rays DH Luke Scott said he does not think he will be out very long because of his tight left hamstring, which forced him out of Sunday’s game.

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