Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 3/7/13

The Tampa Bay Rays starting pitchers continue to show why they are the team’s backbone. It was no different on Thursday when the Rays beat the Pittsburgh 4-2. Pitchers Alex Cobb and Chris Archer pitched seven strong innings. Cobb allowed one hit and struck out five in four innings while Archer surrendered two walks and struck out three in his three innings of work. It was scoreless through six when a bad throw by Pittsburgh’s third baseman Gaby Sanchez in the seventh allowed Hak-Juk Lee to score. The Rays would later get RBIs from Mike Fontenot, Leslie Anderson, and Tim Beckham in the same inning for all the runs Tampa Bay needed. The Rays are now 9-4 this spring. The post Rays’ starters dominate the Pirates appeared first on The Bay Cave.

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