Rays 13, Marlins 4: Ben Zobrist belted a pair of two-run homers and Elliot Johnson and Jose Molina drove in three runs apiece as visiting Tampa Bay cruised to its sixth consecutive victory over its Sunshine State rival.
Johnson had a two-run single and scored on pitcher Matt Moore's sacrifice during a five-run second inning for the Rays, who have won three straight.
Zobrist put the game out of reach in the third inning with a two-run homer off the upper deck in right field. He added another two-run shot in the fifth for good measure. Prior to the two blasts, Zobrist hadn't homered since May 14.
Staked to an offensive explosion, Moore (3-5) breezed into the sixth inning before Giancarlo Stanton ended an 0-for-27 streak with runners in scoring position by plating Jose Reyes with an RBI infield single.
Justin Ruggiano followed with a three-run homer for the Marlins, who have dropped five in a row.
Carlos Zambrano (4-4) matched a season high by yielding seven runs on five hits in 2 1/3 innings before exiting with lower back stiffness.
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