March 19, 2013; Lakeland, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Luke Scott (30) high-fives outfielder Desmond Jennings (8) after hitting a grand slam during the 4th inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Scott Helps Power Rays Past Tigers


Last season was a disappointment for Luke Scott. Thus far during Spring Training, he is doing his best to put 2012 behind him.

Scott hit a grand slam off of Detroit starter Doug Fister as part of a six run fourth inning which put the Rays comfortably ahead en route to an 11-5 victory over the Tigers. Scott is now batting .375/.423/.917 with three home runs thus far this spring, as he looks to put together a bounce back season. Fister struggled, and was not helped by his defense, as he allowed seven runs, two earned, on seven hits and three walks in 3.2 innings of work.

Jeremy Hellickson had a rough start to his outing, allowing three runs in the first two innings as the Tigers took a 3-1 lead after two. However, he settled in, allowing only those three runs in six innings of work, giving up eight hits and recording three strikeouts. Brandon Gomes was roughed up in his inning of work, giving up two runs on two hits.

Shelley Duncan continued his bid to crack the Rays Opening Day roster, as he connected for his team leading fourth home run of the spring. Ben Zobrist got into his first game since the World Baseball Classic, and was 0-4.

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