McGehee, Hague homer for Pirates in tie with Rays


BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Casey McGehee and Matt Hague each homered Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays.

McGehee hit a solo shot in the fourth inning. Hague had a two-run homer in the seventh.

Hague, who's competing for the final bench spot on the Pirates' opening-day roster, went 2 for 3. He has 13 hits in his past 31 at-bats and leads the team with five homers this spring.

The Pirates used five relievers instead of a starter. Brad Lincoln, who has a chance to make the team as a long reliever, worked two innings and gave up Jose Molina's three-run double.

Left-hander Matt Moore, who appears to have won a spot in the Rays' starting rotation, worked six innings and allowed one run on three hits. He walked one and struck out three.