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Rays claim victory in first spring training game of 2021

They defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-7 with a walk-off home run.
Credit: AP
A Tampa Bay Rays player walks to a practice field during spring training baseball practice on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Port Charlotte, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The Rays are gearing up for another strong season as they seek a return to the World Series in 2021. 

In Sunday's preseason opener against the Atlanta Braves, the 2020 AL champs claimed victory with a walk-off.

No. 43 Mike Brosseau hit "the most dramatic home run" in his career to give the Rays the win. 

The final score was 9-7.

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