TB 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4
Pit 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 3 6
Date of game: 3/22/2013

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay

Bradenton, FL (Sports Network) - Stefan Welch hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-4 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays in a Grapefruit League matchup.

Felix Pie had an RBI double earlier on for the Pirates, with John McDonald adding a run-scoring single in the victory. Pittsburgh starter Jeanmar Gomez contributed a solid four innings to the win, with the right-hander yielding just one run on three hits.

Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a solo home run for Tampa Bay, while Luke Scott doubled twice and finished with an RBI and two runs scored.

Alex Cobb worked the first 6 1/3 innings for the Rays and allowed three runs while striking out five. Dane De La Rosa was charged with the loss after being charged with a pair of runs surrendered over 1 1/3 frames.

Game Notes

Memphis, Fuente agree to extension

With the school's first bowl appearance in six years on the horizon, Memphis announced Thursday it has awarded head football coach Justin Fuente with a contract extension.

Kemp trade on hold over medicals

The San Diego Padres are considering whether or not to finalize or void their agreed-upon trade for Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp due to results over the outfielder's physical, according to a report from USA Today.

Bulls' Rose out sick against Knicks

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose missed Thursday night's game against the New York Knicks due to an illness.

Crosby back in lineup

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was in the lineup for Thursday's home game against the Colorado Avalanche.

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