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Rays lose 6-4 to Twins



The Rays lost 6-4 to the Twins Saturday at Charlotte Sports Park.

It was the fourth straight loss for Tampa Bay, with manager Joe Maddon saying they're not playing well right now.

LHP David Price lasted just five innings, on 89 pitches, allowing three runs and nine hits. He was encouraged he got himself out of some jams, including seven strikeouts, but was frustrated he wasn't more efficient, saying he's "still searching."

It was a good day for C Jose Lobaton, who has struggled at the plate this spring, but picked up two hits, including a solo homer.

Not so good a day for RHP Kyle Farnsworth, who was pulled from his eighth-inning appearance as a precaution after bruising his right middle finger while trying to barehand a grounder up the middle. He said he's fine, and it won't impact his Opening Day availability.

The Rays made their next wave of cuts, bringing them down to 32. They reassigned INFs Cole Figueroa, INF Leslie Anderson, OF Rich Thompson, RHP Dane De La Rosa and RHP Kirby Yates. Veteran OF/DH Jack Cust was released.


[Last modified: Saturday, March 23, 2013 6:41pm]


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