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).