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Rays light up Royals

Jason Bartlett and Reid Brignac drove in three runs apiece as the Tampa Bay Rays pounded the Kansas City Royals 11-1 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night.

The Rays won the game as -240 favorites at home, and the combined score made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Matt Garza earned the victory on the mound for the Rays, allowing one run off five hits in his six innings of work.

Luke Hochevar was rocked for nine earned runs off 11 hits in 2 2-3 innings for the Royals.