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Spring training breakdown: Rays 4, Pirates 1

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FRIDAY's game

vs. Phillies

1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.


Phillies starter: RHP Jeff Manship

Pirates starter: RHP Brandon Cumpton

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4:15 p.m.

THURSDAY's result


Rays starter: LHP Matt Moore

Pirates starter: RHP Jeanmar Gomez

Laser show: Starling Marte crushed left-handed pitching last season and went 2 for 2 against Moore, a talented lefty. Marte also stole a base against Moore.

Hit men: Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar each had two-run singles against Gomez in the third inning, knocking him from the game.

Dealing: After being roughed up by the Pirates in his last outing, Moore threw three shutout innings against a right-hand heavy Pirate lineup.

Stock up: Bryan Morris, competing for a roster spot in a crowded bullpen, threw two perfect innings, striking out three Rays.

Stock down: Gomez allowed eight hits and four runs in 213 innings. His sinker was not sinking.




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