Rasmussen throws five shutout innings as Rays shade Blue Jays 1-0 in pre-season play

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay starter Drew Rasmussen threw five shutout innings to help the Rays to a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball pre-season play Sunday.

Four other pitchers combined on the three-hit shutout.

Harold Ramirez drove in the lone run in the third inning for Tampa Bay (13-9).

He singled off Toronto starter Alek Manoah to bring home Yandy Diaz.

Manoah allowed five hits and had four strikeouts over six innings.

George Springer, Brandon Belt and Cavan Biggio had hits for Toronto (13-11).

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 19, 2023.

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