Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist both slammed two-run home runs on Monday night, and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 in preseason baseball action in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Both homers came in a four-run fourth inning against Pirates starter Kyle McPherson, who lasted five innings, allowing five runs and seven hits. Shelley Duncan also homered for the Rays (15-14).
Catcher Russell Martin recorded two of the Bucs’ eight hits. Martin and Josh Harrison drove in the Pittsburgh runs.
The Pirates (12-16-1) will meet the Toronto Blue Jays (12-16) in Dunedin on Tuesday afternoon.