Final: Pirates 3, Rays 2 (box)
WP: Jeff Locke (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
LP: J.D. Martin (0-1, 4.50 ERA)
SV: Brooks Brown (1, 0.00 ERA)
Jeff Locke started for the Bucs and pitched three scoreless innings. He struck out one, walked one, and didn’t allow a hit.
Starling Marte went 1 for 2 with a single and a stolen base in the fourth inning. He eventually scored on an RBI groundout by Garrett Jones.
Chris Leroux, Bryan Morris, Mike Zagurski, Duke Welker, and Brooks Brown each pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Vin Mazzero gave up two runs on two hits and a walk.
The Pirates play the Atlanta Braves tomorrow at 1:05 ET. James McDonald will get the nod on the hill for the Bucs with closer Jason Grilli, Jared Hughes, Justin Wilson, Tony Watson, Jonathan Sanchez, and Ryan Reid all schedule to pitch as well.