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Minnesota at Tampa Bay

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Minnesota (5-4)000100001290
Tampa Bay (7-3) «00013102x7101

Rays 7, Twins 2

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) - David Price struck out five in three shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Sunday.

Rays designated hitter Luke Scott exited the game after one at-bat because of tightness in his left hamstring. He is day to day.

Kelly Johnson doubled in two runs and Chris Gimenez hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay. Price, last year's AL Cy Young Award winner, allowed one hit.

Twins newcomer Mike Pelfrey also made an effective start, tossing three shutout innings. Coming off Tommy John surgery and competing for a spot in the rotation, the former Mets right-hander yielded one hit and walked one to rebound from a shaky outing in his spring debut.

Trevor Plouffe had two hits and an RBI for Minnesota.

 
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Players of the Game
Minnesota

T. Plouffe
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Tampa Bay

C. Gimenez
AB 1
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Minnesota Twins
Aaron Hicks , CF3000022.2940.2780.412
Brian Dozier , SS3110000.2730.4290.455
Josh Willingham , LF3000011.5290.5790.765
a-Brian Dinkelman , PH-DH1000001.2220.4170.222
Ryan Doumit , C3010011.1880.2350.375
Trevor Plouffe , 3B3021010.4000.4380.400
Joe Benson , CF3000013.1540.3130.385
Wilkin Ramirez , LF4000011.2860.2860.500
Jeff Clement , 1B2010010.2310.3750.231
Ray Olmedo , SS4010003.3330.3330.417
Dan Rohlfing , 1B1000110.2000.3330.400
Clete Thomas , CF1000000.2500.2500.333
Eduardo Escobar , 2B1010000.2670.2500.267
Eric Fryer , C1110000.2500.2500.500
Mark Sobolewski , 3B1011000.3750.3330.500
Brandon Boggs , RF1000011.2140.2670.429
Totals3529211013
a-Grounded out for J Willingham in the 8th.
BATTING
2B - B Dozier (2); E Fryer (1); M Sobolewski (1)
RBI - T Plouffe (3); M Sobolewski (5)
BASERUNNING
CS - T Plouffe (1)
Minnesota Twins
Mike Pelfrey 3.01001005.79
Alex Burnett 1.03110106.00
Jared Burton (L,0-1) 1.043310010.13
Casey Fien 1.01110106.00
Trevor May 1.00002100.00
B.J. Hermsen 1.012202118.00
Tampa Bay Rays
Desmond Jennings , CF2110100.4440.6430.556
Kelly Johnson , 2B3112001.2140.2670.286
Evan Longoria , 3B3010001.5000.5450.600
Matt Joyce , RF3011011.5000.6430.800
Yunel Escobar , SS3110001.3330.3130.600
Luke Scott , 1B1000000.2730.3330.364
a-Mike Fontenot , PH-DH1010200.3330.4670.417
James Loney , 1B2011000.2860.2860.357
Jose Lobaton , C2000002.2220.3000.222
Sam Fuld , LF2110000.2730.2730.455
Leslie Anderson , 1B2000004.4120.4440.765
Robinson Chirinos , C1000001.0000.2000.000
Tim Beckham , 2B1100000.1820.2500.455
Wil Myers , LF2110011.2860.3130.500
Chris Gimenez , 3B1113000.4000.4170.700
Jason Bourgeois , CF2000010.2500.3570.333
Brandon Guyer , RF1000110.4000.5000.400
Hak-Ju Lee , SS1000011.1250.3000.125
Totals3371074513
a-Singled for L Scott in the 4th.
BATTING
2B - K Johnson (1); E Longoria (1); M Joyce (3)
3B - W Myers (1)
HR - C Gimenez (1)
RBI - K Johnson 2 (2); M Joyce (1); J Loney (2); C Gimenez 3 (3)
SF - C Gimenez (1)
BASERUNNING
SB - T Beckham (1)
Tampa Bay Rays
David Price 3.01000500.00
Jamey Wright 1.02110009.00
Joel Peralta (W,1-0) 1.01000100.00
Jake McGee 1.020001011.57
J.D. Martin 2.01000101.80
Felipe Rivero 1.02111205.40
Game Information
Attendance - 4548
Game Time - 2:48
Temperature - 53
Umpires - Home - Field Culbreth, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Marcus Pattillo, Third Base - Chad Whitson