Rays send Marlins to 6th straight loss

12:09 PM, Jun 10, 2012   |    comments
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Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Elliot Johnson smacked a two-run homer and Matt Joyce added a solo shot as the Tampa Bay Rays handed Miami its sixth straight loss with a 4-2 win over the Marlins in the finale of the three-game Citrus Series.

James Shields (7-4) fanned five and surrendered a run on four hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings for the Rays, who have defeated the Marlins seven consecutive times, tying the franchise's longest winning streak against an NL opponent.

B.J. Upton scorched an RBI double among his two hits, while Ben Zobrist slapped a pair of hits and scored once.

Anibal Sanchez (3-5) was touched up for four runs on seven hits and three walks over six frames for Miami, which was 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

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