Odorizzi makes spring debut in Rays’ 2-1 win over Twins

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Jake Odorizzi pitched one scoreless inning in his spring debut and newcomer Steven Souza had a RBI single to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Friday.

Odorizzi is the Rays’ projected No. 4 starter after having a solid rookie year in 2014. He walked two of the seven batters he faced, but escaped without allowing a run when he got Kennys Vargas to ground into an inning-ending double play.

Left-hander Tommy Milone looked good for the Twins in his first outing since having surgery in December to remove a benign tumor from his neck. He pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit.

Max Kepler had a RBI double for the Twins off Matt Andriese, one of four candidates for an open spot in Tampa Bay’s rotation.