ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (620 WDAE) -- When things are bad, opposing teams teams tend to find ways to win, and the Miami Marlins did just that Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Jake Odorizzi allowed three two-out runs to give up an early lead, and the bullpen allowed six more, as the Rays' losing streak moved in to double digits, as Miami colpeted a four-game sweep of the Rays with a 11-6 win Thursday.
Tampa Bay took an initial lead in the first inning, as David DeJesus singled to start the inning, and moved to second when Jacob Turner walked Ben Zobrist. Evan Longoria grounded into a fielder's choice that erased Zobrist at second base, and Loney brought in DeJesus with a sacrifice fly.
Miami took the lead in the fourth, as Odorizzi allowed five straight two-out singles, including run-scoring hits from Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto, and a fielder's choice grounder by Adeiny Hechavarria that gave the Marlins a 3-1 lead.
The Rays came back in the bottom of the fifth, thanks to solo home runs by Kevin Kiermaier, his third, and Zobrist, number five on the year.
The Marlins regained the lead in the next half-inning, as Casey McGehee doubled off Odorizzi to start the inning. Jones then singled off reliever Jake McGee, and Ozuna's base hit would bring in McGehee to break the tie.
Justin Bour flew out for the first out, but Realmuto singled in Jones to make it 5-3, and a fielder's choice by Hechavarria extended the lead to 6-3.
Tampa Bay would get back to within a run in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI triple by Matt Joyce and a pinch-hit RBI single by Jerry Sands, but would get no closer, as Miami countered with three more tallies in the seventh, including a two-run homer for Giancarlo Stanton.
An RBI single by Desmond Jennings in the bottom of the seventh would get the deficit to 9-6, but Josh Lueke gave up a two-run homer to Ozuna in the top of the ninth to set the score.
Tampa Bay's losing streak has now reached ten games.
The Rays will look to turn things around Friday, when Erik Bedard (2-4, 4.27 ERA) takes on Seattle's Chris Young (5-2, 3.27 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10, with coverage on WDAE starting at 6:00 with the Suncoast Hyundai Dealers Inside Pitch.
NOTES: Sands' RBI single in the sixth snapped a combined 0-for-34 hitless streak with runners in scoring position, dating back to May 30.