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Rays Drop First Game 8-4 to Stros

The Rays lost their first game in Spring Training today against the Astros. It isn't hard to look and find where the Rays lost the game. It came when they  brought in D'oh Mann  in the 6th inning. He blew a 3-2 lead by giving up 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk in 1 inning pitched. Munter was brought in the next inning and didn't help things either, by allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk in 1 inning pitched.

Hammel started the game for the Rays and managed to give up 2 runs in 3 innings pitched. One of the runs was unearned however, as Navarro had a throwing error trying to pick off a baserunner.

Offensively, the Rays got most of their production from B.J. Upton. The "Real" Beej was 2-3 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and a run. He was also involved in the strangest play of Spring Training so far. Other notables were Zobrist who went 2-4 with a walk, and Evan Longoria walked in his only at-bat.

From  Lancaster

Updating, 2:30 Zobrist grounds to first and Crawford follows with a ball in a similar spot, but the low-and-behind throw handcuffs the covering pitcher, who would've gotten CC if he'd held onto it. That'll be an E3. And here's a bizarre play for the ages. Upton lifts one to left that Diaz misjudges and it rolls to the wall. Crawford burns around toward home, trying to beat the relay. Told to slide by on-deck hitter Floyd, CC instead barrels into Quintero and the ball goes skidding toward the Rays dugout. Upton, still running, decides to come all the way around and makes it before the throw gets back to the covering pitcher. I have no idea how to score that play but it's 3-2 Rays.