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Spring training breakdown: Rays 6, Pirates 2

AP - Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes loses control of the ball, allowing the Rays' Matt Joyce to reach first on an error in the seventh inning Monday, March 25, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes loses control of the ball, allowing the Rays' Matt Joyce to reach first on an error in the seventh inning Monday, March 25, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Getty Images - Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes catches a fly ball against the Rays on Monday, March 25, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes catches a fly ball against the Rays on Monday, March 25, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Getty Images - Pirates pitcher Kyle McPherson delivers against the Rays on Monday, March 25, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>Pirates pitcher Kyle McPherson delivers against the Rays on Monday, March 25, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla.

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Monday, March 25, 2013, 10:12 p.m.
 

Rays starter: LHP Matt Moore — 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO, 1 WP

Pirates starter: RHP Kyle McPherson— 5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

A natural: Normally an infielder, Josh Harrison made his first spring start in left field. He sprinted to the corner and made a fine catch of Kelly Johnson's fly ball.

Bad bounce: Right fielder Jose Tabata jumped and nearly snagged Ben Zobrist's deep fly, but the ball glanced off his glove and went over the wall for a two-run HR.

Stock up: Russell Martin wasn't fibbing when he said he feels locked in at the plate. He singled in his first at-bat, then lined a ground-rule RBI double to left in the second one.

Stock down: Brandon Inge looked uncomfortable at first base; he bobbled a throw from shortstop Clint Barmes for an error. Inge also struck out with the bases loaded and one out in the first inning.

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