ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Price allowed one run over seven innings and Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Price (4-4) gave up five hits and improved to 4-1 at home this year. Pena's homer was his 26th this season, but just the third in July.
Alberto Callaspo extended his hitting streak to 13 games for Kansas City, which has lost 14 of 17. The Royals are 0-7 against Tampa Bay this season.
Pena put the Rays up 3-0 on an opposite-field shot off the left-field pole in the first. The two-out homer came off Sidney Ponson (1-7), who allowed seven runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings.