Rays 5, Marlins 1: Matt Joyce doubled, homered and scored three runs as visiting Tampa Bay overcame Jeremy Hellickson's control problems to take the opener of the three-game interleague series.
Joyce hit a two-out double and scored on B.J. Upton's single in the third before belting a leadoff homer in the fifth that gave Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead. He also walked and scored on a single by Carlos Pena during the Rays' two-run seventh.
Jose Lobaton went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Will Rhymes had an RBI infield single for Tampa Bay, which had lost six of nine.
Hellickson allowed just one run but lasted only 4 1/3 innings after issuing a career-high seven walks. The right-hander, who threw 59 of 108 pitches for strikes, walked a total of seven batters over his previous five starts.
Burke Badenhop (1-1) picked up the win after tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Four Rays relievers combined to hold Miami to two hits over the final 4 2/3 frames.
Ricky Nolasco (6-4) yielded three runs and six hits over six innings with four walks and six strikeouts.
Omar Infante collected three of the seven hits by the Marlins, who have been outscored 26-4 while going 0-4 on their nine-game homestand.
GAME NOTEBOOK: RH Sandy Rosario made his season debut for the Marlins, retiring all five batters he faced. Rosario, who was just recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, posted a 13.50 ERA (seven runs in 4 2/3 innings) in six relief appearances over the previous two campaigns. ... Marlins OF Austin Kearns went 0-for-4 in his first game back from the disabled list. Kearns had been sidelined with a strained hamstring. ... Florida sent OF Bryan Petersen and LH Dan Jennings to New Orleans to make room on the roster. ... Hellickson is winless in his last four starts.