Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) -
James Loney went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Yunel Escobar knocked in a pair of runs and the Tampa Bay Rays took a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a two-game set.
Evan Longoria homered while Matt Joyce, Jose Molina and Jake Odorizzi each collected an RBI for the Rays, who have won a season-best six straight.
Odorizzi (6-8) went 5 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.