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Hellickson surrenders just one run in Rays' loss

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jeremy Hellickson and Jeff Niemann both had productive pitching days in the Rays' 5-1 loss to a Red Sox club that rested most of its regulars on Monday afternoon at JetBlue Park.

Hellickson allowed two hits and a run while walking none and striking out four over three innings. Niemann allowed three hits and a run over 2 2/3 innings.

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Alex Colome had a tough day for Tampa Bay, giving up three hits and three runs over two-thirds of an inning.

Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront made his first start of Spring Training after being slowed by shoulder weakness and pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Doubront gave up one hit while walking two and striking out two.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jonny Gomes, the only two projected Opening Day starters to play for Boston, both had hits. It was Saltalamacchia's first game behind the plate in five days due to some lower back stiffness. Gomes had also been out of the mix since Wednesday due to a left knee injury.

Jose Iglesias continued to show offensive strides this spring, as he cranked a pair of doubles. Pedro Ciriaco, trying to win a utility spot, had an RBI hit.

Up next: Matt Moore will make his second appearance of the spring on Tuesday afternoon when he starts against the Twins in a 1:05 ET contest at Charlotte Sports Park. Moore allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in his first appearance against the Tigers on Thursday.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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