at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Tuesday, March 20 Indians at the plate: The Indians were hitless through five innings until Andy Marte singled off Scott Dohmann leading off the sixth. Rays at the plate: Akinori Iwamura's infield single in the second inning extended the third baseman's hitting streak to four games. ... The Rays batted around in the six-run fourth, an inning highlighted by Carl Crawford's two-run triple with two outs. Ben Zobrist followed with a triple to drive in Crawford before Rocco Baldelli and Ty Wigginton had back-to-back doubles and Greg Norton had an RBI single to put the Rays up 7-0.
The Indians are off Wednesday and return to action Thursday night against the Tigers in a 6:05 contest in Lakeland. Right-hander Fausto Carmona will start for the Indians, while right-hander Jeremy Bonderman pitches for the Tigers.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.