Kansas City at Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay
W: S. McClung (1-2) L: L. Hudson (0-1)
S: S. Camp (1)
HR: KC - None   TB - None

Devil Rays 6, Royals 3

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ty Wigginton drove in three runs to help the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night.

Trailing 3-2, the Devil Rays loaded the bases with no outs against Luke Hudson (0-1) in the seventh. Andrew Sisco came in to strike out Travis Lee before Jonny Gomes walked on four pitches to tie the game. After pinch-hitter Damon Hollins struck out, Wigginton lined a two-run single to center to give the Devil Rays a 5-3 lead.

Tampa Bay added a run in the eighth on Carl Crawford's RBI double to make it 6-3.

Shawn Camp pitched two innings for his first save.

Kansas City took a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh on Mark Grudzielanek's sacrifice fly off Seth McClung (1-2).

McClung gave up three runs and nine hits in seven innings. He had allowed 12 runs and 12 hits over eight innings in losing his previous two starts of the season.

Royals right-hander Mike Wood gave up two runs and three hits in four-plus innings. He struck out four and walked five.

Kansas City, which has lost six straight, is still looking for its first win this season from a starting pitcher. The starters have failed to pitch into the sixth inning in six of 10 games and are 0-6.

The Devil Rays took a 1-0 lead on a second-inning RBI groundout by Wigginton.

Kansas City loaded the bases -- on an infield single and two walks -- with two outs in the third, but failed to score when Reggie Sanders' lined out.

The Devil Rays made it 2-0 when Crawford scored from third on Russell Branyan's sacrifice fly.

Angel Berroa got Kansas City within 2-1 on a run-scoring infield single in the fourth. Mark Teahen's sacrifice fly in the sixth tied it at 2-all.


Royals CF David DeJesus (left hamstring) was in the lineup after missing the past six games. He was 1-for-3 with a walk. ... Devil Rays SS Tomas Perez landed on the ground behind the Royals' bullpen bench after he just missed catching DeJesus' foul ball in the fifth. He remained in the game.

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Players of the Game
Tampa Bay

S. McClung
IP 7.0
H 9
ER 3
BB 2
K 3
Tampa Bay

C. Crawford
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 0

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Kansas City Royals
David DeJesus, CF3010100 .267
Mark Grudzielanek, 2B3001012 .282
Mike Sweeney, DH3010111 .107
Reggie Sanders, RF4110014 .282
Doug Mientkiewicz, 1B4110001 .258
Emil Brown, LF4020010 .265
Mark Teahen, 3B2001101 .172
Angel Berroa, SS4021012 .286
John Buck, C3110002 .250
   a- Matt Stairs, PH1000000 .000
a-grounded out for Buck in the 9th
2B - Doug Mientkiewicz (3, McClung), Emil Brown (4, McClung)
SF - Mark Grudzielanek (1), Mark Teahen (1)
RBI - Mark Grudzielanek (2), Mark Teahen (4), Angel Berroa (4)
2-OUT RBI - Angel Berroa (4)
Team LOB - 6
Outfield Assists - David DeJesus 1
DP - Grudzielanek-Mientkiewicz
Kansas City Royals
Mike Wood 4322540 6.48
Luke Hudson (L,0-1) 2333120 6.14
Andrew Sisco (BS,2) 1100120 12.60
Ambiorix Burgos 1111120 3.86
Pitches-Strikes - Mike Wood 78-39, Luke Hudson 36-19, Andrew Sisco 16-8, Ambiorix Burgos 21-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Wood 5-3, Luke Hudson 1-2, Ambiorix Burgos 1-0
Batters Faced - Mike Wood 20, Luke Hudson 9, Andrew Sisco 4, Ambiorix Burgos 5
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Carl Crawford, LF4221111 .250
Jorge Cantu, 2B3110211 .222
Travis Lee, 1B3000114 .262
Jonny Gomes, DH2101223 .286
Russell Branyan, RF2011010 .182
   a- Damon Hollins, PH-RF1000013 .308
Ty Wigginton, 3B4013002 .270
Josh Paul, C4020020 .294
Tomas Perez, SS3000113 .292
Joey Gathright, CF3210103 .185
a-struck out for Branyan in the 7th
2B - Carl Crawford (1, Burgos), Jorge Cantu (3, Wood), Russell Branyan (2, Wood), Joey Gathright (1, Hudson)
SF - Russell Branyan (2)
RBI - Carl Crawford (5), Jonny Gomes (12), Russell Branyan (4), Ty Wigginton 3 (11)
2-OUT RBI - Carl Crawford (2), Ty Wigginton 2 (4)
SB - Joey Gathright (2, 2nd base off Burgos/Buck)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Cantu-T. Perez-Lee, Wigginton-Cantu-Lee, T. Perez-Cantu-Lee
E - Seth McClung (1, Wild throw)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Seth McClung (W,1-2) 7933230 9.00
Shawn Camp (S,1) 2000120 3.24
Pitches-Strikes - Seth McClung 98-61, Shawn Camp 23-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Seth McClung 2-14, Shawn Camp 3-0
Batters Faced - Seth McClung 30, Shawn Camp 6
Game Information
Attendance - 20002
Game Time - 2:39
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Randy Marsh