The Boston Red Sox, because they have another game at night in Fort Myers, brought no regulars here for Friday’s contest against the Orioles.

The Orioles sent starter Miguel Gonzalez to pitch against minor leaguers so he wouldn’t face an American League East team.

It's typical stuff for mid-March, but the gamesmanship handed lefty Zach Britton a start. And he took advantage of the opportunity in the Orioles’ 3-3 tie against the Red Sox.