Tampa Bay Rays Chris Archer Throws 6 Strong Innings in 11-3 Win over Minnesota Twins [PHOTOS]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Evan Longoria drove in three runs and had two of Tamp Bay's season-high 19 hits, Chris Archer threw six sharp innings for his first win this month, and the Rays routed the Minnesota Twins 11-3 on Sunday.
James Loney drove in two runs for Tampa Bay, which used a five-run sixth to secure its fourth win in six games and avoid a three-game sweep. The Twins scored nine runs in their previous two wins against the Rays, but Archer (4-4) limited them to four hits and a walk.
Twins starter Kyle Gibson (3-3) allowed three runs on eight hits with two walks and a pair of strikeouts. Gibson had allowed one run in his last 24 innings, but continued his struggles against Tampa Bay. The Rays have scored 16 earned runs in their last 14 1-3 innings against Gibson, dating to last season.
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