MIAMI – Evan Longoria hit a tiebreaking single in eighth inning to add to his major league-leading RBI total and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the hapless Florida Marlins 10-3 on Saturday night.

Jason Bartlett had three RBIs and two hits to hike his average to .376, and reserve catcher Michel Hernandez drove in two runs for the Rays (23-22), who have won three consecutive games to climb above .500 for the first time since April 13 . Jeff Niemann allowed one run in six innings.

After winning 15-2 Friday, the Rays benefited from another dismal performance by the slumping Marlins. Florida walked nine, hit a batter, balked home a run, committed three errors and allowed Tampa Bay to break a 3-all tie in the eighth with an unearned run.


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