Port Charlotte, FL (Sports Network) - Colby Rasmus hit a grand slam and the
Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-1, in spring training action.
J.A. Happ allowed just one run on four hits and walked four in 4 2/3 innings
for the Blue Jays, who scored all of their runs in the eighth inning.
Yunel Escobar had an RBI triple for the Rays, who were 0-for-7 with runners in
scoring position. Ryan Roberts was 2-for-4 with two doubles, but was also
caught stealing twice.
Jeff Niemann got the start for the Rays and pitched six innings of two-hit
shutout baseball. However, Kirby Yates blew the save by allowing all six runs,
though only two were earned.
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