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Pleasing first run

No doubt Joe Maddon is smiling in the Rays’ dugout after watching the manner in which the team scored in the first inning.

Desmond Jennings worked a nice at-bat and walked to lead off the inning. After he stole second, he went to third when Sam Fuld hit the ball to the right side. Kelly Shoppach followed suit by doing the same to drive in Jennings for a 1-0 Rays lead.

The Rays manager will no doubt be pleased.

— Bill Chastain

Kids Are All Right

Just got finished walking through the clubhouse and here are a few observations:

For starters, a bearded Kelly Shoppach said he’s worked hard this winter and he looks great.

Next, there are a lot of new faces in the clubhouse, including the Cubs’ contingent of Chris Archer, Robinson Chirinos and Sam Fuld, who all give the team a younger look.

Meanwhile, Dan Johnson remained at a lighter weight; he liked the benefits of playing at a lower weight last season. The first base candidate said he’s ready to compete.

— Bill Chastain