Twins Lose to Rays in Close Game; Milone Sharp
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Jake Odorizzi pitched one scoreless inning in his spring debut and newcomer Steven Souza had a RBI single to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Friday.
Odorizzi is the Rays' projected No. 4 starter after having a solid rookie year in 2014. He walked two of the seven batters he faced, but escaped without allowing a run when he got Kennys Vargas to ground into an inning-ending double play.
Left-hander Tommy Milone looked good for the Twins in his first outing since having surgery in December to remove a benign tumor from his neck. He pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit.
Max Kepler had a RBI double for the Twins off Matt Andriese, one of four candidates for an open spot in Tampa Bay's rotation.
The Twins play the Red Sox today.Coverage on KROC AM begins at noon.