Lawrie, Nanita homer as Blue Jays beat Rays 5-4

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 1, 2013 at 4:07 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013
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Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon only wants to become familiar with the left-hander, acquired with outfielder Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard and Odorizzi in the offseason trade that James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City.

"The expectations are just to watch. I swear, I don't have any," Maddon said. "I don't want him to come out there and feel like he's going to make it. He's not going to make the club right now. There are a lot of things that have to happen.

"The big thing is for him to come out here and be comfortable, hopefully find that little mental thing that permits him to get back to 95, 96 (mph) on a more consistent basis and get people out. He's really high end. Montgomery's got great stuff, and it's just a matter of him mentally understanding what he can do and going ahead and doing it. But he could be really good."

Dave Bush pitched one scoreless inning for his second spring training victory. Non-roster pitcher Neil Wagner pitched the ninth for the save.

NOTES: Toronto won for the first time in five spring training home games. ... Former Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Curtis Joseph threw the ceremonial first pitch.


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