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For starters: Rays beat Red Sox in Moore's spring debut



UPDATE, 4:53: The Rays won 5-4 in 10 innings, scoring on a Juniel Querecuto single and then holding on despite four walks by Ryan Garton, of Mitchell High, to win it. ... Moore was pleased with how he threw, except for the leadoff homer by Mookie Betts. Cash liked what he saw as well. ... Cash was also pleased with prospect RHP Taylor Guerrieri, who allowed a run during his two innings, but was very poised facing big Boston hitters such as David Ortiz.

UPDATE, 11:55:
Cash talked about how sharp Moore has looked this spring, and how tough it was to send him down last year after he initially struggled. ... With Pearce already under consideration for backup duty at 3B and 2B, Rays are looking at him in LF with idea it could be another option. Versatilty with him, Morrison and Dickerson could be interesting element.

UPDATE, 10:33
: The Rays are taking batting practice here today, ... One interesting element in the lineup is Pearce playing in LF. The plan seems to be for him to split 1B with Logan Morrison, with the assumption that Loney is moved. ...

UPDATE, 10:29: The Red Sox are again running out their A lineup:

Betts RF,
Pedroia 2B,
Bogaerts SS,
Ortiz DH,
Ramirez 1B,
Sandoval 3B,
Swihart C,
Castillo LF,
Bradley Jr. CF
Owens LHP

DEVELOPING: The Rays are heading south again today to face the Red Sox in a 1:05 pm. game at Fort Myers, with Matt Moore making his spring debut.

Moore has looked sharp thus far in camp during bullpen and batting practice sessions. He is a key part of the Rays rotation after finishing last season strong having struggled in his initial return from Tommy John elbow surgery.

Here is today's Rays lineup:

Guyer RF,
Dickerson DH,
Longoria 3b,
Morrison 1b,
Forsythe 2b,
Pearce lf,
Kiermaier cf,
Miller SS,
Casali c,
Moore p

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