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Another excellent performance as the biggest free agent acquisition in franchise history ready for the season

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays-Media Day Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday afternoon, the rain stayed away long enough for Charlie Morton to deliver an excellent performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Morton pitched into the 6th inning, retiring the first 10 hitters he faced in the game. Overall, he racked up four strikeouts, allowing two runs on four hits, while he walked walked two batters.

“I feel good,” Morton said. “I think my stuff is pretty good right now.”

Adam Kolarek collected two strikeouts during his scoreless inning, while Wilmer Font allowed a run on two hits during his appearance.

Offensively, Brandon Lowe added another double to his stat sheet. Yandy Diaz and Willy Adames also collected singles during the afternoon. There was a scare in the first inning when Kevin Kiermaier and Austin Meadows collided in the outfield after Kiermaier made one of his patented leaping catches on the warning track in right-center field.

Both players would remain in the game.

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