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Longoria Homers, Rays Rough Up Wilson, Angels 10-3

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 02:  Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 2, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – AUGUST 02: Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 2, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer, Ben Zobrist got four hits and the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 Saturday night.

Longoria put the Rays up 2-0 with his 13th homer of the season, connecting in the first off Wilson (8-7). Longoria became the first Tampa Bay player to reach 600 career RBIs.

Brandon Guyer hit a two-run single that ended Wilson’s night during a four-run second that put Tampa Bay ahead 6-0.

Wilson made his first start since July 9 because of a sprained right ankle.

Chris Archer (7-6) struck out nine over six innings.

Logan Forsythe hit a solo homer and Zobrist and an RBI double during a four-run eighth.

Howie Kendrick and Hank Conger both had RBI doubles in a three-run fourth that cut the Angels’ deficit to 6-3. Los Angeles had two on with one out in the eighth, but failed to score when Kendrick and David Freese struck out.

Angels slugger Josh Hamilton went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts and a walk one day after being hit on the left middle finger by a pitch.

Los Angeles reliever Joe Thatcher left in the fourth with a sprained left ankle, which occurred while fielding Guyer’s bunt single.

The Rays are 5-3 on a current nine-game homestand. It’s their first winning homestand since May 20-25. James Loney added three hits and has reached base in 21 consecutive games.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: Outfielder Collin Cowgill, sidelined by a broken nose, has started a rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake.

Rays: Right fielder Wil Myers, on the disabled list since May 31 because of a broken right wrist, hopes to start a rehab assignment next Saturday at Triple-A Durham.

ON DECK

Angels right-hander Jered Weaver (11-6) is looking to improve on a 4-4 record in 10 starts against Tampa Bay on Sunday. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi (7-8) has allowed three runs or less in nine straight starts.

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