The Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday to move to 2-0 in Spring Training games. The promising Rays overcame a 2-0 deficit to win the game 5-2 in a game started by James Shields. Shields threw two innings in his first start this spring and gave up one run. The bullpen carried the team the rest of the way giving up only one run over the next seven innings despite allowing more than a comfortable amount of baserunners.
Future star Evan Longoria entered the game as a pinch hitter for Rocco Baldelli and tripled in two runs in the sixth inning, putting the Rays ahead for good. Follow the Rays this afternoon as yet another of their promising young arms takes the hill. Jeff Niemann, who was an All Star at AAA last season will make his first start of the spring against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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