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Lackey returns after missing last season, gives up run as Rays beat Red Sox 4-3

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    Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, right, leaps as he misses a throw from catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, not pictured, allowing Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings, left, to score from third base during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)The Associated Press

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    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Colome delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)The Associated Press

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    Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Joyce, left, slides safely into second base after hitting a double as Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew loses the ball on a throw from the outfield during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)The Associated Press

Boston starter John Lackey returned to the mound after missing last year, allowing one run in one inning Saturday as a split squad of Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 4-3.

Lackey had Tommy John surgery after the 2011 season. Tampa Bay loaded the bases against the right-hander with no outs before he retired three straight batters.

Lackey gave up one hit, a walk and hit a batter. He struck out one.

Rays starter Alex Colome pitched a hitless inning.