MLB

Tim Beckham, Austin Pruitt help Rays get off to strong start in spring training

RAYS 3, TWINS 1

At Fort Myers, Florida, Austin Pruitt struck out three in two scoreless innings and Tim Beckham had two extra-base hits for Tampa Bay.

Beckham, the top pick in the 2008 amateur draft, had a double and a triple and scored the Rays' first run on Daniel Robertson's single off Brandon Kintzler.

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