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Longoria Homers In Rays 6-3 Victory Over Twins

Posted By Steve Kinsella On March 2, 2014 @ 7:47 PM In Florida News,Insider - Rays,main feature,MLB,watch now | No Comments

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 [1] and Grant Balfour [2] and Evan Longoria [3]‘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 [4] and Yunel Escobar [5] who each  had a pair and home runs by Evan Longroria and Jerry Sands [6].

Brandon Guyer [7] made an outstanding grab to rob Oswaldo Arcia [8] 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 [9], CF .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
  Buxton [10], CF .200 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Santana, D [11], SS .400 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
  Bernier [12], SS .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Kubel [13], LF .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Rahl [14], LF .500 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Colabello [15], 1B .143 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
  Herrmann, C [16], 1B 1.000 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Parmelee [17], DH .400 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Arcia, O [18], RF .500 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
  Kepler [19], RF .333 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Romero, D [20], 3B .250 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
  Waring [21], 3B .250 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Fryer [22], C .500 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
  Rohlfing [23], C .250 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Beresford [24], 2B .500 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
  Polanco, J [25], 2B .250 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
  Nolasco [26], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Swarzak [27], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Raley [28], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Meyer, A [29], 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 [30], CF .250 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  Olmedo [31], 2B .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
DeJesus [32], LF .400 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Motter [33], 3B 1.000 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Longoria [34], 3B .333 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
  Mahtook [35], CF .143 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Loney [36], 1B .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
  Sands [37], RF .429 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Escobar, Y [38], SS 1.000 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
  Christian [39], LF .333 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moore [40], DH .286 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Molina, J [41], C .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
  Solis [42], C .333 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
Guyer [43], RF .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
  Lee, H [44], SS .333 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Figueroa, C [45], 2B .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
  Belnome [46], 1B .167 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
  Cobb [47], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Sandoval [48], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Balfour [49], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Peralta, Jo [50], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Liberatore [51], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Geltz [52], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Garrido [53], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Lara, B [54], P .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Runion [55], 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 [26] 0.00 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 7
Swarzak [27] (L, 0-1) 13.50 2.0 4 3 3 0 1 1 10
Raley [28] 4.50 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 8
Meyer, A [29] 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 [47] 0.00 1.2 2 0 0 0 3 0 7
Sandoval [48] 0.00 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Balfour [49] (W, 1-0) 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Peralta, Jo [50] 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Liberatore [51] 9.00 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 6
Geltz [52] 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
Garrido [53] 9.00 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 4
Lara, B [54] 0.00 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
Runion [55] 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

Compiled by MLB Advanced Media; Copyright by MLB Office of the Commissioner

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