For the first time this spring, the Tampa Bay Rays offense was held scoreless by an opposing team as the Baltimore Orioles shut out the Rays 1-0. The loss dropped the Rays spring record to 5-3-1.
- Chris Archer was dominant in his second outing of the spring, pitching three perfect innings, racking up five strikeouts. He is off to the World Baseball Classic now.
- The rest of the Rays pitchers on the day were solid as well and as a whole, they totaled a team spring record of 16 strikeouts
Alex Cobb heads to the hill for the Rays at 1pm in Dunedin against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays will have a television broadcast of the game, available on MLB.tv , meanwhile the Rays Radio team will be delivering an audio presentation.
Also slated to throw for the Rays will be Ryan Garton, Jake Faria, Jaime Schultz, Hunter Wood, and Justin Marks.
The Corey Dickerson at leadoff experiment continues, with him starting in left field. Kevin Kiermaier returns to the lineup after dealing with neck stiffness. Mallex Smith rounds out the outfield.
From left to right in the infield will be Evan Longoria, Tim Beckham, Brad Miller, and Rickie Weeks. Luke Maile is behind the plate, while Nick Franklin will be the DH.