Rays Beat Athletics 8-1, Complete Sweep

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

St. Petersburg, FL - Roberto Hernandez pitched six effective innings Sunday for his first win since he was known as Fausto Carmona, and the Tampa Bay Rays complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory.

Hernandez (1-3) allowed one run, three hits, three walks and had seven strikeouts in his first win since Sept. 20, 2011, while with Cleveland.

The 32-year old right-hander was arrested in January 2012 in the Dominican Republic on false identity charges -- as Carmona. They were dropped after he completed a work program.

Oakland starter Tommy Milone (3-1) had his season-opening three-game winning streak end. The left-hander gave up six runs and eight hits over 6 2-3 innings.


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