The Tampa Bay Rays’ starters are starting off well in spring training.
Chris Archer ran the scoreless streak to five Friday when he shut out the Red Sox for the first two innings in a 7-2 defeat. James Loney and Logan Morrison each had two hits for Tampa Bay.
For the Rays, the bright spot has been the starting pitching during the team’s 1-2 beginning.
“I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish and that was to be over the plate as much as I possibly could with everything,” Archer said.
The Rays’ Drew Smyly works for the Rays today against the Orioles.
The Rays have 35 hits in their three games. Tampa Bay had a 2-1 lead in the sixth until the game got away from them.