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Solano homers, Marlins extend Rays' losing streak to season-high 9 games with 5-4 victory

  • Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton, right, races home to score in front of Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina on a single by teammate Casey McGehee during the first inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton, right, races home to score in front of Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina on a single by teammate Casey McGehee during the first inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Marlins' Marcell Ozuna is safe at third base after Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, right, dropped the ball attempting to tag him out during the third inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Marlins' Jeff Baker reached base on a fielder's choice. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Miami Marlins' Marcell Ozuna is safe at third base after Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, right, dropped the ball attempting to tag him out during the third inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Marlins' Jeff Baker reached base on a fielder's choice. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Rays third base coach Tom Foley wipes his face after word spread through the Rays dugout that team special advisor Don Zimmer had passed away.  The Rays were playing the Miami Marlins during an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Tampa Bay Rays third base coach Tom Foley wipes his face after word spread through the Rays dugout that team special advisor Don Zimmer had passed away. The Rays were playing the Miami Marlins during an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

Donovan Solano hit a three-run homer off David Price to help the Miami Marlins beat Tampa Bay 5-3 on Wednesday night, extending the Rays' longest losing streak in nearly five years to nine games. It is the second-longest losing streak in the major leagues this season.

Casey McGehee had an RBI single for the Marlins, who won the first two games of a four-game home-and-home series in Miami, including Tuesday's 1-0 win on a bases-loaded walk.

The sputtering Rays, coming off an 0-8 trip that was the worst in team history, tumbled 14 games under .500 at 23-37 — the second-worst record in baseball. The last time they were this far below the break-even point was the end of 2007, the final season they were called the Devil Rays.