Rays bomb Twins in spring record-setting fashion, 19-0

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

If this is an indication of the Tampa Bay Rays new approach to hitting, they may score a lot of runs this season. 

Likely not 19 per game, but a lot.

But the Rays did post 19 runs Tuesday in record-setting fashion as they shut out the Minnesota Twins 

Tampa Bay set team records for spring training in runs, hits (24) and margin of victory.

Rickie Weeks had three hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs. Prospect Jake Bauers hit a grand slam. Homers also were banged out by Curt Casali, Nick Franklin and Cade Gotta.

Rays starter Alex Cobb threw two scoreless in his spring debut, striking out two while retiring six straight batters. 

He was one of five pitchers to hold the Twins scoreless on the day, before Benji Gonzalez broke up the no-hitter with a single in the eighth inning.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.