The Tampa Bay Rays used a seven-run second inning to earn a second consecutive win in the Grapefruit League, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 in seven innings Tuesday at Charlotte Sports Park.
Tampa Bay sent 12 men to the plate in the bottom of the second, first against Eric Hanhold, who gave up a leadoff double to Brandon Lowe, and after a groundout by Yandy Diaz and walk to Willy Adames, Manuel Margot followed with a base hit for a 1-0 lead, and Mike Brosseau‘s two-run double pushed it to 3-0.
Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough worked one out into the fourth inning, giving up three hits but no runs and striking out a pair.
“[He] looked good,” manager Kevin Cash said. “He probably wasn’t as crisp with the breaking ball. He fell behind guys, but he had kind of a unique week. He got the stomach bug that messed with him a little bit.”
Tampa Bay will head to Bradenton to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday. Tyler Glasnow (0-0, 3.18 ERA) will get the start, taking on Brad Keller (0-0, 12.00 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 1:05.