Rays trounce the Athletics

Jason Bartlett drove in five runs on Monday night as the Tampa Bay Rays cruised to a 13-4 win over the Oakland Athletics.

The Rays had no trouble getting the victory as -136 home favorites in this contest, while the combined score went OVER the night's posted total (9.5).

Akinori Iwamura had three RBI in the win for Tampa Bay. Jeff Niemann went eight innings, allowing three earned runs on eight hits for the Rays.

Athletics starter Sean Gallagher was pounded for seven earned runs in his 2 1-3 innings of work in the contest.