Rays beat Phillies 3-2
The Rays hung on for a 3-2 win over the Phillies on Friday and improved to 10-4 for the spring.
Ace David Price started and worked four innings, allowing eight hits but only two runs, He said he felt fine and credited the Philles for taking what amounted to a regular season approach against him. He struck out five and walked none, and manager Joe Maddon was pleased with his strike throwing.
RHP Kyle Farnsworth made his spring debut with a 1-2-3 inning, hitting 92 mph on his last pitch and saying everything - including his occasionally balkly right elbow - felt good.
3B Evan Longoria had a two-run double as the Rays scored three in the third, and red-hot Chris Gimenez had two more hits to raise his spring average to .526.
The Rays are in Clearwater on Saturday to face the Phillies again, with Jeff Niemann starting and Jeremy Hellickson working in relief. Most of the regulars are not on the trip.