Friday, March 6, 2009

Pena leads Rays past Pirates

Carlos Pena was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a run scored in the Rays 8-5 victory against the Pirates at McKechnie Field.

Elliot Johnson hit his second home run of the spring.

Fernando Perez dropped down a bunt single.

Gabe Gross stole a base.

Evan Longoria had two hits and drove a fly ball to the center field wall in his first at-bat.

Carlos Hernandez made a case for himself to be included in the running for the fifth spot in the rotation with 3 2/3 shutout innings.

The Rays drew the largest crowd at McKechnie this spring proving they are not a hit in their own town.

The Red Sox make their second trip to Charlotte Sports Park on Saturday. James Shields will make his spring training debut for the Rays.

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