Big Day From Brosseau Helps Rays Sweep Marlins For Sixth Straight Win

Mike Brosseau runs past Caleb Smith after hitting an RBI single in the first inning at Tropicana Field. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

ST. PETERSBURG (WDAE) -- Mike Brosseau had three hits, including a home run, and Jesus Aguilar hit his first home run in a Rays uniform, ehelping Tampa Bay to its sixth consecutive win with a 7-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.

Tampa Bay jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first thanks a defensive miscue by Miguel Rojas that followed a walk to Matt Duffy, as a ground ball by Tommy Pham destined to be a double play turned into an error. Aguilar scored Duffy with a sacrifice fly, and after Travis d'Arnaud struck out, Avisail Garcia singled Pham to third base and Brosseau made it 2-0 with a base hit of his own.

The Rays second baseman added another run in the third with a solo home run, his fifth of the season.

 

Brian Anderson got Miami on the board with a solo home run in the fourth off Yonny Chirinos, but the Marlins would get no closer, as the game remained 3-1 until the seventh, when Tampa Bay added three more runs with a RBI single from d'Arnaud and a two-run double by Garcia.

Jon Berti scratched a second run across for Miami in the eighth, but Aguilar set the score in the bottom of the inning with his first home run in a Rays uniform, his ninth of the year.

The win in Tampa Bay's sixth straight, and gets the Rays back to a season-high seventeen games over .500.

MONDAY'S MATCHUP

Tampa Bay Rays (65-48) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (45-69), 7:10 pm first pitch, with coverage on WDAE beginning at 6:00 with The Inside Pitch.

Rays starter: RHP Charlie Morton (12-3, 2.78 ERA)

Blue Jays starter: RHP Jacob Waguespack (2-1, 4.80 ERA)

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