A’s Beat Rays 9-5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Inge hit his first homer for Oakland and drove in four runs as the Athletics roughed up rookie Matt Moore in a 9-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
Jonny Gomes and Daric Barton knocked in two runs apiece for the A’s, who took two of three at Tropicana Field to hand the Rays their first series loss since Boston took three of four April 13-16.
Tampa Bay dropped its second straight, falling to 13-3 at home, and failed again to become the first major league team to reach 20 wins.
Inge, released by Detroit on April 26 after 11 seasons with the Tigers, hit a three-run shot off Moore (1-2) in the third inning to give the A’s a 5-4 lead after Tommy Milone struggled in the first.