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Dickerson homers twice, Rays beat Arizona 6-3
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Dickerson homers twice, Rays beat Arizona 6-3

Published Jun. 8, 2016 9:20 p.m. ET

PHOENIX (AP) Corey Dickerson homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a 10-game trip with a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Desmond Jennings also homered for the Rays, who took two of three in Arizona to win consecutive series for only the second time this season.

Rickie Weeks Jr. hit a home run for the Diamondbacks.


Jake Odorizzi (3-3) went five innings and got the victory, thanks to a two-run Tampa Bay sixth that put the Rays up 4-3. He allowed three runs and five hits, struck out eight and walked three.

Tampa Bay went 5-5 on its trip, finishing with series wins over Minnesota and Arizona.

Archie Bradley (2-2) allowed four runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Arizona loaded the bases with no outs against Alex Colome in the ninth. But Paul Goldschmidt struck out and David Peralta bounced into a double play to give Colome his 17th save in as many tries this season and fifth in Tampa Bay's last six games.

Jennings' third home run of the season, a solo drive with two outs in the sixth, tied the score 3-3. Tim Beckham followed with a triple, Curt Casali walked and reliever Jake Barrett gave up an RBI single to pinch-hitter Steve Pearce. Dickerson's second home run, off Tyler Clippard in the seventh, gave Tampa Bay a 5-3 lead.

It was the fourth multi-homer game of Dickerson's career.

Evan Longoria extended his hitting streak to 11 games with an RBI single in the third.


Arizona fell to 10-22 at Chase Field, the worst home record in the major leagues. The Diamondbacks have won just two series at home and lost seven. A four-game set with St. Louis was split.

Arizona's 16-14 road record is tied for fourth-best in the NL.


Rays: Second baseman Logan Forsythe (hairline fracture, left shoulder blade) was to make his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Durham Thursday night.

Diamondbacks: LHP Shelby Miller (right index finger sprain) will make a rehab start for Class A Visalia on Thursday night.


Rays: Tampa Bay opens a nine-game homestand Friday, starting RHP Matt Andriese (4-0, 2.52 ERA) against Houston at RHP Lance McCullers (3-1, 4.23).

Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin (3-5, 4.73 ERA) starts Friday in a series opener against the Miami Marlins and LHP Justin Nicolino (2-3, 4.37).


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