Price throws four scoreless; Rays tie Twins 6-6
Monday, April 2, 2012
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- David Price struck out six over four shutout innings in his final tuneup for the regular season Monday and the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins tied 6-6.
Price, who will start the second game of the season Saturday against the New York Yankees, gave up one hit and needed just 42 pitches to get through four innings.
Danny Valencia, Lance Ray and Luke Hughes each homered off Tampa Bay relievers, but Cody Rogers' two-out, two-run homer tied it for the Rays in the bottom of the ninth.
For Hughes, it was his sixth home run of the spring.
Evan Longoria had two hits for the Rays and Sean Rodriguez hit his first home run.
Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano gave up seven hits while striking out seven in five innings.