Rays’ pitchers allowed only four hits and one eighth-inning run in the victory.
It increased the Rays’ record to 4-5 in the spring. Pittsburgh is 2-7.
Logan Forsyth had three hits and James Loney two for the Rays. Starting pitcher Drew Smily when three and one third inning, allowing two hits. He struck out three.
“I’m feeling great, my arm feels great right now,” Smyly said. “I’m just trying to get my work in, work on my pitches, just go out there and compete and have fun.”
Desmond Jennings hit a home run for the Rays, improving his spring average to .500. He played only 28 innings a year ago.
The Pirates play the Rays again today at McKetchnie Field in Bradenton.