The Tampa Bay Rays (1-0) shut out the Detroit Tigers (0-1) 4-0 on Thursday afternoon. The Rays gives Tampa Bay an Opening Day win to begin the 2023 season.
Shane McClanahan pitched six shutout innings to key the win. He gave up four hits while striking out six and walking one to earn his first victory of 2023.
After Jose Siri hit a solo homer in the third inning, the Rays broke through with a pair of runs in the sixth. Wander Franco hit his first home run of the season in the eighth inning to make it 4-0, which would prove to be the final score..
The Rays and Tigers will now be off on Friday and play their second game of the season on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 PM from Tropicana Field - Neil Solondz begins pregame coverage at 3:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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