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Rays, Yankees Call It a Tie

After a 10 innings of baseball, where the pitching impressed more than the hitting, the Rays and Yankees settled for a 1-1 tie.

In his second action of the spring, James Shields pitched an efficient 3 innings, allowing only 2 base runners on a double and a walk. Though the Yankees lineup did not feature its heaviest hitters, the Rays pitchers were able to keep Curtis Granderson, Nick Swisher, and Brett Gardner from pushing across any earned runs.

The only blemish on the Rays scoreboard came in the 8th inning, where an error by Ray Olmedo allowed the Yankees to score, tying the game at 1.

Offensively, the Rays had little to brag about as aggressive base running and a combined 7 strikeouts. Though they scattered 8 hits over the 10 frames -- including doubles from Tim Beckham and Casey Kotchman -- the Rays only score came from a 7th inning bases-loaded walk by Beckham.

The Rays will be in action again tomorrow, taking on the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 pm EST as Spring Training action continues.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.