The defense behind him was sloppy, but Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez looked sharp Saturday in his spring training debut.

Rodriguez worked the first inning, did not allow a hit and got two strikeouts. The Tampa Bay Rays got an unearned run off him, thanks to two errors, and tied the Pirates, 2-2, in 10 innings.

Rodriguez, 35, missed the final four months last season because of chronic forearm discomfort. So far this spring, he is pain free.

“My first pitch, I felt (anxious),” Rodriguez said. “After that, the key was to concentrate and put the ball wherever I wanted. That's what I did.”

Rodriguez used a mix of curveballs, four-seam fastballs and sinkers.

“Everything went good today,” he said.

Well, almost.

With his second pitch of the game, Rodriguez nicked Rays leadoff batter Sean Rodriguez. With one out, Wandy Rodriguez had Sean Rodriguez picked off first base, but Matt Hague's wild throw sailed into center field and the runner went to third.