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Moore sharp against Tigers in Rays' spring finale

Published:   |   Updated: March 30, 2013 at 06:10 PM

ST. PETERSBURG — Matt Moore allowed one hit, one walk and struck out five in four scoreless innings for the Tampa Bay Rays in a 3-3 tie with the Detroit Tigers in the exhibition finale for both teams today.

Doug Fister gave up two runs and seven hits over six innings for Detroit.

Fister, scheduled to pitch the Tigers' home opener Friday against the New York Yankees, had four strikeouts. Brayan Pena hit a two-run homer in the fifth off reliever Jamey Wright.

For the Rays, James Loney connected in the fifth inning and Ryan Roberts in the sixth against Fister.

Tampa Bay, who finish the spring with a 15-17-2 record, hosts Baltimore in its regular-season opener Tuesday. The Tigers start the new season Monday at Minnesota, where temperatures are expected to be in the 30's.

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