Tampa Bay scored seven runs off Orioles starter Sidney Ponson in four innings, including back-to-back homers by Alex Gonzalez and Toby Hall in the second, and the Devil Rays cruised to a 12-0 victory in the only meeting between the teams this spring.
The Devil Rays scored three times in the second inning, including Gonzalez's two-run shot. They added four runs in the fourth, with Aubrey Huff contributing a two-run double.
Tampa Bay finished with 20 hits.
Ponson allowed 11 hits, walked none and struck out one.
Rick Bauer surrendered two runs in the fifth inning, and Luis Ordaz hit a bases-empty homer off reliever Jay Witasick as part of a three-run eighth.
The Orioles were held to four hits - a single by Sammy Sosa in the second inning, a double by Rafael Palmeiro in the fifth, and singles by Enrique Wilson and Napoleon Calzado in the ninth.
Steve Kline: Still hasn't allowed a run in seven innings. He's a bit wacky, but nobody's laughing when he's on the mound.
Enrique Wilson: One at-bat, one hit. He's 16-for-38 this spring.
Sidney Ponson: Eleven days in jail or yesterday's start. Which was more uncomfortable?
Rick Bauer: Tried to stop the bleeding after replacing Ponson. Now we know why he didn't go to medical school.
Midre Cummings left the game in the eighth inning with a broken finger on his right hand after slamming it against the left-field fence. ... Left fielder Larry Bigbie was a late scratch because of a stiff neck. ... Jay Gibbons appeared in his first game since March 12. Gibbons, who had pneumonia, pinch hit in the eighth and fouled out.
Sammy Sosa watch
Sosa went 1-for-3 and made a sliding catch in right field in the first inning to rob former Oriole Chris Singleton.
Opponent: Boston Red Sox
Site: Fort Myers, Fla.
Time: 1:05 p.m.