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MLB: Tampa Bay 9, Oakland 6

  |   Sept. 10, 2006 at 12:07 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Greg Norton hit a solo homer and six other players had two hits and an RBI Saturday night as Tampa Bay beat the Oakland Athletics, 9-6.

Ty Wigginton, Carl Crawford and Kevin Witt had RBI singles; B.J. Upton had an RBI double; and Delmon Young and Ben Zobrist had RBI triple. Rocco Baldelli also hit an RBI single and Wigginton forced in a run with a bases-loaded walk for the Devil Rays (57-85), who have won two of their last three games.

The winner was Dan Miceli (1-1).

Seth McClung earned his sixth save.

Frank Thomas hit a solo home run and had two RBI; Jason Kendall drove in a run; Marco Scutaro and Dan Johnson hit sacrifice flies; and Scutaro also hit an RBI single for the Athletics (81-60), who have split their last eight games.

The losing pitcher was Estaban Loaiza (9-8).

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