ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- Donnie Sadler had a run-scoring double to highlight a three-run ninth inning Wednesday as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Sadler tied the game with a double off loser Doug Creek before the Royals went ahead on a fielder's choice grounder by Dave McCarty. Mike Sweeney capped the frame with his second sacrifice fly of the game.
Roberto Hernandez pitched a scoreless eighth for the win and Cory Bailey worked the ninth for the save.
Neifi Perez and Raul Ibanez hit solo homers for the Royals in the first and second innings, respectively.