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Tampa Bay 13, Kansas City 6

Aug. 10, 2002 at 10:38 PM   |   Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jared Sandberg homered twice and rookie Carl Crawford had his first career home run Saturdy night as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays produced a franchise-record six times round trippers en route to a 13-6 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Crawford and Andy Sheets belted three-run shots off Royals starter Shawn Sedlacek (2-3) and Aubrey Huff and Steve Cox had solo homers as the Devil Rays registered their highest run total of the season.

Victor Zambrano (5-4) picked up his first career win as a starter despite yielding five runs and seven hits in five innings.

Wilson Alvarez allowed a run and two hits in the final four innings as the veteran recorded his second career save and first since Opening Day of the 1992 season as a member of the Chicago White Sox.

Raul Ibanez homered and had three RBI for the Royals, who lost for the seventh time in 10 games.

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