Port Charlotte, FL (Sports Network) - Jeff Locke didn't allow a hit over three
innings and Felix Pie had an RBI triple as the Pittsburgh Pirates dispatched
the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, in their spring training opener.
Chris Leroux, Bryan Morris, Mike Zagurski and Duke Welker each followed Locke
with a scoreless inning of work. Darren Ford and Garrett Jones each drove in a
run in the victory.
Jeff Niemann fanned two batters and Fernando Rodney struck out the side, both
pitching an inning each for Tampa Bay. Kevin Kiermaier had an eighth inning
two-RBI double off Vin Mazzaro in the setback.
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