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Lackey throws 6 shutout innings, Middlebrooks gets 2 extra-base hits as Red Sox beat Twins 4-1

Boston Red Sox Jonathan Roof reaches home on an RBI double by Mike McCoy in the eighth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday, March 27, 2014. The Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Boston Red Sox Jonathan Roof reaches home on an RBI double by Mike McCoy in the eighth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday, March 27, 2014. The Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

John Lackey pitched six scoreless innings, Will Middlebrooks had two extra-base hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Thursday night.

Lackey, the team's No. 2 starter, gave up four hits with a walk and six strikeouts in his final tuneup for the regular season.

Kevin Correia, set to be the Twins' No. 2 starter, allowed one run and six hits in five innings with a walk and a strikeout.

Middlebrooks went 2 for 3 with a double and a triple. He drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the seventh and is batting .362 this spring (17 for 47).

Aaron Hicks had two hits for the Twins, driving in their only run with a seventh-inning double. He is hitting .340 this spring (16 for 47).

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, dropping his average to .054 (2 for 37) with 13 strikeouts.