Ruggiano Comes Through
The Rays have played two games at Charlotte Sports Park this spring and both have resulted in walk-off wins that saw the Rays get the runner home from third base.
Justin Ruggiano and Fernando Perez came through on Saturday. Perez tripled to lead off the Rays’ half of the ninth then Ruggiano homered to left to give the Rays a 6-4 win.
Maddon harped throughout the off-season and during the early part of Spring Training about how the team needed to improve on getting runners home from third with less than two outs. Thanks to Ruggiano on Saturday, the Rays have now turned the trick twice this spring. Not a bad start.