Smyly goes 6 solid innings, Rays beat Marlins 6-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Drew Smyly won his fifth straight decision, Grady Sizemore had a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Wednesday night.

Smyly (5-2) allowed one run, three hits, three walks and had eight strikeouts over six innings. After losing his first start on Aug. 16 following a three-month absence due to a torn left labrum, the left-hander has gone 5-0 over an eight-start stretch.

Brad Boxberger gave up Dee Gordon's RBI single in the ninth before recording his 40th save.

Nick Franklin had a two-out solo homer in the fifth off Jarred Cosart (2-5) before Sizemore put the Rays up 5-1 with his bases-loaded opposite-field double down the left-field line.

The Rays loaded the bases on two walks and Evan Longoria's infield single, which came about because an out call at second base was overturned after a Tampa Bay challenge.

The announced crowd was 9,431, which was the eighth home turnout under 10,000 this season for the Rays. Tampa Bay has an MLB-low home attendance of 1,186,565.

Cosart gave up five runs, five hits and five walks in 4 2-3 innings for the Marlins, who are 0-9 on the road this season against AL teams.

Justin Bour hit a two-out double in the fourth and scored to make it 1-0 on Marcell Ozuna's single. Ozuna has at least one hit in all 12 of his games against Tampa Bay.

Asdrubal Cabrera tied it at 1 on a fourth-inning sacrifice fly. He also had an RBI single in the seventh.

Tampa Bay center fielder Kevin Kiermaier took an extra-base hit away from Derek Dietrich in the seventh with a leaping catch into the wall. The Marlins got an RBI single from Miguel Rojas later in the inning, cutting the deficit to 5-2.

Miami pulled within 6-3 in the eighth when a run scored on Bour's double play.


Marlins: SS Adeiny Hechavarria, sidelined by left hamstring tightness since Sept. 3, is available in an emergency situation. ''It's still a little tender,'' manager Dan Jennings said.

Rays: 2B Logan Forsythe was out of the lineup one day after his right foot was bruised when he was hit by a pitch and is day to day.


Marlins: RHP Jose Fernandez (6-0), who went to high school in nearby Tampa, makes his second career start at Tropicana Field on Thursday night. He gave up seven runs over 3 1-3 innings on May 27, 2013.

Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi enters his start Thursday night at 8-9 despite a 3.49 ERA. He is 0-1 with a 10.00 ERA in two starts against Miami.