Valencia homers 3 times as A's beat Rays 7-6
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Danny Valencia hit three home runs, including a two-run shot in the ninth inning that lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 7-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
Valencia's final homer - his fifth of he season, all in the three-game weekend series - came on the first pitch from Steve Geltz (0-2), Tampa Bay's fifth pitcher.
John Axford (3-1) pitched an inning for the win and Ryan Madson got three outs on four pitches for his 10th save.
Brandon Guyer went deep twice for the Rays in a game that featured seven home runs.