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Matt Joyce's homer helps Rays beat Marlins 5-1

Matt Joyce homered, doubled and scored three times, and the Tampa Bay Rays escaped several jams to beat the slumping Miami Marlins 5-1 Friday night.The Marlins went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position. They are 1 for 28 in those situations during their homestand, losing all four games while totaling four runs.Joyce went 2 for 3 with two walks, hiking his on-base percentage to .409. Jose Lobaton had two doubles and scored once.Five Rays pitchers combined on a seven-hitter while throwing 185 pitches. Former Marlin Burke Badenhop (1-1) came on in the fifth and threw 1 2-3 shutout innings. Fernando Rodney pitched a hitless ninth — the only inning in which the Marlins didn't strand a runner.Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson gave up a career-high seven walks and threw 108 pitches in 4 1-3 innings, but he allowed only one run. The Marlins went 0 for 5 against him with runners in scoring position, and he has held batters to a .106 average with runners in scoring position this season, lo...

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