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Spring Training Game Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates

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We've got a game on MLB.TV!

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Rays vs Pirates

Today, the Rays will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton at 6:05 with Jake Odorizzi set to take the mound for Tampa Bay, while Francisco Liriano will start for Pittsburgh. Heading into play, the Rays currently have a record of 10-10, while the Pirates sit at 7-16.

The Pirates will be broadcasting the game so it'll be available through MLB.TV, or audio through WDAE.

Today's starting lineups,

Pirates Rays
Jaso, 1B Souza, RF
McCutchen, CF Kiermaier, CF
Freese, 3B Jennings, DH
Marte, LF Pearce, 2B
Cervelli, C Morrison, 1B
Harrison, 2B Conger, C
Mercer, SS Motter, SS
Escobar, RF Goetzman, LF
Liriano, P Toribio, 3B

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Trivia Time!

The answer to yesterday's question was Travis Lee

wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB% wRC+ fWAR
.316 .253 .320 .404 22 19.0% 8.1% 105 3.4

Hint; the player above recorded the most number of innings on the field in team history in a single season.

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There are 8 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of homers hit by Carl Crawford during the 2008 season.

One of those homers was this three run shot.

Go Rays!