Thursday, March 6, 2008

Rays beat Phillies 6-4

On a rainy day in Clearwater the Rays defeated the Phillies 6-4 in 6 innings. Aki lead the game off with a home run and Carlos Pena followed him a few innings later with a 2 run shot. Carl Crawford and Jason Bartlett had triples, while Gomes went 2-3 with an RBI. Evan Longoria went 0-2 at the plate but made an excellent play on a grounder to third. James Shields went 3 innings and gave up 2 runs on a second inning homer. Grant Balfour went 1 inning and gave up two runs while Troy Percival pitched one perfect inning in his first appearance of the spring. Ben Zobrist entered the game and played a half inning of Centerfield. Tommy was in attendance this afternoon and will post pics of the game sometime tomorrow.