Tim Beckham, Austin Pruitt help Rays get off to strong start in spring training
RAYS 3, TWINS 1
At Fort Myers, Florida, Austin Pruitt struck out three in two scoreless innings and Tim Beckham had two extra-base hits for Tampa Bay.
Beckham, the top pick in the 2008 amateur draft, had a double and a triple and scored the Rays’ first run on Daniel Robertson’s single off Brandon Kintzler.
Minnesota right-hander Kyle Gibson, hoping to rebound from an injury-plagued season, threw 22 of 29 pitches for strikes and gave up a pair of hits in 1 2/3 innings.