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 BOSTON (AP) -Clay Buchholz won his major league debut, David Ortiz homered to highlight a six-run first inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Friday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Buchholz (1-0), one of Boston's top prospects, allowed three earned runs and eight hits in six innings. The 23-year-old righty struck out five and walked three.
Boston hit for the cycle in the big first inning against John Lackey (15-7). Dustin Pedroia doubled, Ortiz hit his 20th homer, Manny Ramirez followed with a single and J.D. Drew tripled for a 3-1 lead.
Lackey lasted just four innings, his shortest outing of the season.
The Red Sox made it 6-1 on an RBI single by Mike Lowell and consecutive doubles by Doug Mirabelli and Alex Cora.
Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima struck out three in 1 2-3 innings and Jonathan Papelbon got four outs for his 29th save in 31 chances.
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