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The Tampa Bay Rays improve to 4-1 in spring training after they defeated the Houston Astros 7-2. The game was called after 5½ innings sue to rain. Cy Young winner David Price got his first action this spring. He had a 19 pitch inning, giving up a walk and a hit. Price was hit on his bare hand but proved to be OK after the following pitch was a 95-mph fastball. Thirdbaseman Evan Longoria also... The post More offense leads to another win for the Rays appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- AL Cy Young Award winner David Price and Evan Longoria had brief, but satisfying spring debuts for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Price pitched one scoreless inning and escaped injury when a groundball glanced off his left wrist, while Longoria successfully tested his surgically-repaired left hamstring on the base paths and had a RBI single during Tuesday's...
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Outfield prospect George Springer hit a three-run homer off Jeremy Jeffress in the fourth inning and a two-run drive against Claudio Vargas in the fifth, helping the Houston Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 Wednesday.
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Evan Longoria had two hits in his second spring game in the Tampa Bay Rays' 11-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
Longoria improved to 4 for 5 at the plate this spring after getting off to a late start following offseason back surgery.
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Luke Scott hit an RBI double and a single Wednesday and the Tampa Bay Rays beat A.J. Burnett and the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates 8-2.
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