- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

BRADENTON, FLA. (AP) - Paul Maholm threw 4 2-3 shutout innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

Maholm allowed two hits, struck out four and walked one. He has allowed just one run in 13 2-3 innings this spring.

The Rays scored four runs in the sixth inning against Dave Davidson and Brian Slocum. Jason Bartlett had an RBI single and Pat Burrell drew a bases-loaded walk. The other two runs scored on groundouts.

In his first start of the spring, Rays right-hander Andy Sonnanstine went three innings and allowed a run and three hits.

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