ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jason Bartlett laid down a bunt to drive in the winning run in the 11th inning as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Monday night.
John Jaso hit a one-out infield single against Jamey Wright (1-2) and went to third on Gabe Kapler's hit-and-run single to right. Bartlett then laid down a bunt on the first base side of the mound that Wright fielded and was forced to make a desperation toss toward the plate that went over catcher Mike Redmond's head.
Andy Sonnanstine (1-0), the sixth Tampa Bay reliever, struck out two during a perfect 11th, helping the Rays improve to a major league-best 27-11 this season.
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