TB 0 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 8
Pit 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Date of game: 2/27/2013

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay

Bradenton, FL (Sports Network) - Jose Molina and Luke Scott each head two hits and drove in a run to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

Yunel Escobar, James Loney, Jason Bourgeois and Hak-Ju Lee also added one RBI apiece for the Rays, who improved to 5-1 in Grapefruit League action.

Jeremy Hellickson earned the win after tossing 1 2/3 shutout innings. Jeff Niemann started the contest for Tampa Bay and threw one perfect inning.

Matt Hague and Alex Presley drove in a pair of runs for the Pirates in the setback.

A.J. Burnett, who is coming off his best season since 2008, was tagged for four runs -- one earned -- on three hits over two innings to saddle the loss.

Game Notes

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