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Hernandez gives Rays a good start, Tampa Bay sweeps Padres 4-2 for 5th straight win

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    San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, May 12, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)The Associated Press

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    Tampa Bay Rays' Sam Fuld (5) slides in safely with a triple as San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley waits for the throw during the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game on Sunday, May 12, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)The Associated Press

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    San Diego Padres' Alexi Amarista watches his solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, May 12, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)The Associated Press

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    Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Sam Fuld makes a leaping catch on a fly ball hit by San Diego Padres' Will Venable during the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 12, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)The Associated Press

Sean Rodriguez, Yunel Escobar and James Loney drove in late runs for the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday in a 4-2 victory that completed a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres.

The Rays won their fifth in a row overall.

Roberto Hernandez (2-4) pitched six innings, giving up five hits and two runs.

Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth inning for his 11th save.