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Big Papi’s Spring Struggles Continue

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David Ortiz, Red Sox (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

David Ortiz, Red Sox (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) _ Wandy Rodriguez pitched four strong innings in his third spring training start and the Pittsburgh Pirates held slumping David Ortiz hitless Wednesday night in beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2.

Ortiz went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He is hitting .067, going 2 for 30 with 10 strikeouts this spring.

Rodriguez gave up one run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts

Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy, in his second start after recovering from a cut on his finger, went 4 2-3 innings, giving up one run and four hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Travis Ishikawa had two hits, including his second home run for the Pirates. Travis Snider went 2 for 4.

Dustin Pedroia led off the fourth with a double, scoring on a single by Xander Bogaerts.

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