Jake Odorizzi looks like he’s ready for the baseball season to begin.
Teammate Steven Souza seems to be catching up.
Together, the two led the Tampa Bay Rays (11-10) to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday night.
Tampa Bay took a 3-0 lead, then coasted against the Pirates. Souza, who has been off to a slow start since his injury, had two hits to improve his average to .185 for the spring. He also drove in two runs.
Odorizzi went 6 1/3 innings, giving up only a home run to David Freese in the sixth inning.
Tampa Bay had 11 hits, including two by Souza, Kevin Kiermaier and Cristian Toribio.
Today, the Rays will be focusing on its bullpen in its big league game against Toronto at home at Charlotte Sports Park. Scheduled to pitch are David Carpenter, who will start, followed by Ryan Webb, Alex Colome, Xavier Cedeno and Danny Farquahar.