ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Kevin Kiermaier homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Vidal Bruján had an RBI single in his major league debut and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the sliding Cleveland Indians 8-1 in a doubleheader opener.
Kiermaier had a two-run double in the first and connected on a three-run shot off J.C. Mejia during the third.
Michael Wacha allowed one run, four hits and struck out six in six innings.
Ryan Sherriff worked the seventh to complete a four-hitter. Franmil Reyes homered for the Indians, who have lost eight in a row.