Red Sox sweep double header from college teams

Boston Red Sox's Clay Bucholz pitches against Northeastern during a spring training exhibition baseball game, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/The News-Press, Andrew West)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz started with one perfect inning and Boston Red Sox pitchers dominated the rest of the day in sweeping a pair of college teams, beating Northeastern 2-1 and edging Boston College 1-0 Tuesday.

Rick Porcello relieved Buchholz and retired six straight batters as the Red Sox staff combined on a one-hitter in the opener. Wade Miley then threw two innings against BC to start a combined four-hitter.

David Ortiz struck out in both of his at-bats against Northeastern. Newcomer Pablo Sandoval also was 0 for 2 and left fielder Hanley Ramirez got a hit.

Northeastern starter Aaron Civale struck out four in two innings. He fanned Ortiz and Ramirez to end the first and struck out Mike Napoli and Xander Bogaerts in the second.

The opener was tied after the scheduled seven innings and Boston won in the eighth on a throwing error.

In the second game, Jemile Weeks got two hits and scored the lone run. Rusney Castillo had a hit for Boston.

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