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Zobrist and Longoria carry Rays over Twins, 6-2

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Jul 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ben Zobrist homered and Evan Longoria had three RBIs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

Alex Cobb (5-6) allowed two runs in 5 2-3 innings and Matt Joyce added an RBI single as the Rays continue to play themselves back into contention.

Trevor Plouffe homered for the Twins, a two-run shot in the third highlighted by a fan leaning over the railing in left-center and making a sno-cone catch before the ball landed in a flower bed.

Tampa Bay took a 3-0 lead in the third on Longoria's bases-loaded double that soared just beyond the reach of right-fielder Oswaldo Arcia.

After Plouffe's home run, Zobrist made it 5-2 in the fifth with a two-run homer off Kyle Gibson (8-8) that bounced off the top of the limestone overhang in right field.

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