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Spring Training Game Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates

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The Rays will take on the Pirates once again, this time on television as MLB Network will cover the game.

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Today, the Rays will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:05 in Bradenton with Jake Odorizzi getting the start for Tampa Bay, meanwhile Juan Nicasio will start for Pittsburgh. Thus far this spring, the Rays are 4-5, while the Pirates are 2-7.

Today's game will be televised on MLB Network or MLB.tv

Today's line-ups,

Pitchers, courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times

Rays — Jake Odorizzi, Steve Geltz, Ryan Garton, Blake Snell, Adam Reifer

Pirates — Juan Nicasio, Mark Melancon, Tony Watson, Steven Brault, Chad Kuhl, Trevor Williams, AJ Schugel

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Trivia Time!

The answer to yesterday's question was Edwin Jackson

wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB% wRC+ fWAR Games
.353 .262 .362 .461 23 13.4% 12.3% 113 1.7 138

Hint; this was the only season he played with Tampa Bay

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There are 23 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of homers hit by BJ Upton during the 2011 season.

One of those homers was this laser beam, two run, walkoff shot against the Blue Jays