Longoria Homers In Rays 6-3 Victory Over Twins

Evan Longoria Homers, Alex Cobb & Grant Balfour Makes Season Debuts, & Rays Win 6-3 Over Twins

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon in a game that featured the Grapefruit League debut of Alex Cobb and Grant Balfour and Evan Longoria‘s first home run of the  spring.

Alex Cobb worked 1.2 innings of shutout baseball allowing 2 hits striking out 3 and walking none. Grant Balfour took the mound wearing a Rays uniform for the first time since 2010 and worked a perfect inning striking out one.

The  offense had 13 hits on the afternoon led by David DeJesus and Yunel Escobar who each  had a pair and home runs by Evan Longroria and Jerry Sands.

Brandon Guyer made an outstanding grab to rob Oswaldo Arcia of a hit in the second inning.

Game Highlights

Box Score 

Tampa Bay Rays (1-1) 6, Minnesota Twins (2-1) 3
March 2, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 9 2
Tampa Bay 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 x 6 13 0

 

Minnesota AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO PO A
Presley, CF .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
  Buxton, CF .200 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Santana, D, SS .400 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
  Bernier, SS .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Kubel, LF .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Rahl, LF .500 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Colabello, 1B .143 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
  Herrmann, C, 1B 1.000 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Parmelee, DH .400 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Arcia, O, RF .500 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
  Kepler, RF .333 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Romero, D, 3B .250 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
  Waring, 3B .250 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Fryer, C .500 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
  Rohlfing, C .250 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Beresford, 2B .500 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
  Polanco, J, 2B .250 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
  Nolasco, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Swarzak, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Raley, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Meyer, A, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals .279 35 3 9 1 0 2 3 2 8 24 10
BATTING
2B: Herrmann, C (1, Lara, B).
HR: Arcia, O (1, 5th inning off Liberatore, 0 on, 0 out), Waring (1, 7th inning off Garrido, 0 on, 0 out).
RBI: Arcia, O (2), Waring (1), Polanco, J (1).
GIDP: Rahl.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Santana, D (1).FIELDING
E: Arcia, O (1), Waring (1).
DP: (Colabello-Santana, D).
Tampa Bay AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO PO A
Jennings, D, CF .250 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  Olmedo, 2B .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
DeJesus, LF .400 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Motter, 3B 1.000 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Longoria, 3B .333 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
  Mahtook, CF .143 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Loney, 1B .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
  Sands, RF .429 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Escobar, Y, SS 1.000 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
  Christian, LF .333 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moore, DH .286 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Molina, J, C .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
  Solis, C .333 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
Guyer, RF .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
  Lee, H, SS .333 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Figueroa, C, 2B .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
  Belnome, 1B .167 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
  Cobb, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Sandoval, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Balfour, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Peralta, Jo, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Liberatore, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Geltz, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Garrido, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Lara, B, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Runion, P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals .243 36 6 13 5 0 2 5 0 3 27 12
BATTING
2B: DeJesus (1, Nolasco), Escobar, Y (2, Nolasco), Christian (1, Raley), Moore (1, Raley), Solis (1, Meyer, A).
HR: Longoria (1, 3rd inning off Swarzak, 1 on, 2 out), Sands (1, 6th inning off Raley, 0 on, 1 out).
RBI: Longoria 2 (2), Sands (2), Motter (1), Solis (1).
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
CS: Christian (1).FIELDING
DP: (Motter-Olmedo-Belnome).
Minnesota ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR BF
Nolasco 0.00 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 7
Swarzak (L, 0-1) 13.50 2.0 4 3 3 0 1 1 10
Raley 4.50 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 8
Meyer, A 4.50 2.0 4 2 1 0 1 0 11
Totals 3.12 8.0 13 6 5 0 3 2 36
Tampa Bay ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR BF
Cobb 0.00 1.2 2 0 0 0 3 0 7
Sandoval 0.00 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Balfour (W, 1-0) 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Peralta, Jo 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Liberatore 9.00 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 6
Geltz 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
Garrido 9.00 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 4
Lara, B 0.00 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
Runion 9.00 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 5
Totals 2.89 9.0 9 3 3 2 8 2 37
Team ER: off Minnesota 5, off Tampa Bay 3.
BB: off Geltz (Parmelee), Lara, B (Bernier).
SO: by Nolasco (Moore), Swarzak (Moore), Meyer, A (Olmedo), by Cobb 3 (Presley, Colabello, Romero, D), Balfour (Beresford), Peralta, Jo (Parmelee), Geltz (Kepler), Garrido (Rohlfing), Runion (Rohlfing).
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Brian O’Nora. 3B: Shaun Lampe.
Official Scorer: Carli Todd.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:00.
Att: 5,263.
Venue: Charlotte Sports Park.
March 2, 2014

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