Spring training breakdown: Pirates 2, Rays 2 (10 inn.)
Dee-fense, dee-fense: A strong, swirling wind didn't prevent Andrew McCutchen from making a fantastic catch. Brandon Guyer hit a drive to deep center field, but McCutchen snagged it on a dead run. “That was fun,” he said with a grin.
Going oppo: Right-handed hitter Russell Martin hit a solo homer that rode the breeze over the right-field wall in the third inning. It was Martin's first spring training home run since 2011 when he was with the Yankees.
Stock up: Clint Barmes dropped an RBI double into right field in his first at-bat. He also handled himself well in his first start at second base. “The ball's moving the opposite way than I'm used to,” he said. “It's not that big of a deal, but first time standing over there in three years is definitely a little different.”
Stock down:Matt Hague had a rough day at first base. His errant throw allowed a runner who was picked off to make it safely to third, which led to an unearned run. He also bobbled two grounders but recovered in time to make plays.
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