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Martin drives in 4 runs, Liriano pitches 3 solid innings to help Pirates beat Rays 10-5

  • Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (62) chases the ball on a triple hit by Tampa Bay Rays Logan Forsythe in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (62) chases the ball on a triple hit by Tampa Bay Rays Logan Forsythe in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Russell Martin is greeted at the dugout after hitting a three-run homer off  Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Grant Balfour in the fourth inning of a exhibition baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Pittsburgh Pirates Russell Martin is greeted at the dugout after hitting a three-run homer off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Grant Balfour in the fourth inning of a exhibition baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez (24) bobbles an infield single by Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez (24) bobbles an infield single by Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

Russell Martin homered for the third time this spring and drove in four runs to lead Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

Martin had an RBI single during a six-run first inning against Rays starter Matt Moore. The catcher added a three-run homer off Grant Balfour in the fourth. With six hits in his last 10 spring training at-bats, Martin has boosted his average to .462 through five games.

Liriano allowed one run and four hits in three innings. The left-hander walked one and struck out three.

Moore was a 17-game winner for Tampa Bay last season, but has a history of not pitching well in spring training. He yielded six runs and five hits in two-thirds of an inning.