Team 1: AAA
The AAA squad lost the opening game of their minor league spring season to the Devil Rays AAA squad by a score of 4-3. Cory Lidle and David Bell played for the AAA team. Lidle was pitching so Gavin Floyd could make a start with the big league club and Bell is coming back from a sore back.
Jeremy Cummings and Aaron Myette each pitched two scoreless innings, while Matt Squires gave up a run in his inning of work. Squires is coming off shoulder surgery and was throwing in the mid to upper-80s. Of the five hitters that he faced, he started four of them with strikes.
Team 3: A
Team 3 beat the Devil Rays 4-3 behind four strong innings from Derek Griffith, who gave up just one hit and walked two. Patrick Overholt struggled through an inning of work, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk.
Mike Druzilla homered and Tuffy Gosewich was 2-for-2.
Kyle Kendrick gave up seven hits and two walks over three innings and Justin Blaine also struggled through his outing. Andy Barb gave up one run in three innings, striking out three, while Cory Dueitt threw one shutout inning.