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Archer, Rays muzzle Marlins

Apr 11, 2015 - 11:12 PM Miami, FL ( - Chris Archer gave up one hit over seven scoreless innings as Tampa Bay silenced Miami by a 2-0 count in the second edition of a three-game interleague series.

Archer (1-1) struck out five and walked one during his efficient 83-pitch outing. Kevin Jepsen struck out two in a scoreless eighth and Brad Boxberger finished off the shutout with a quiet ninth to earn his second save.

Tim Beckham homered and Evan Longoria drove in the other run for the Rays, who rebounded from a 10-9 extra-inning loss in Friday's series opener.

Jarred Cosart (0-1) was the hard-luck loser after giving up a run on three hits with three walks over six full frames for the Marlins, who fell to 1-4 on the season.

The Rays broke through in the sixth when Asdrubal Cabrera tripled with two down and scored when Longoria followed with a double.

It was 2-0 in the seventh on Beckham's pinch-hit homer that greeted reliever Mike Dunn.

After Ichiro Suzuki was caught trying to steal second in the home sixth, Archer had little trouble with his final four batters.

Jepsen stranded Marcell Ozuna at second in the eighth by inducing a pop out from Adeiny Hechavarria, and though Boxberger walked Christian Yelich with two away in the ninth, he fanned Giancarlo Stanton looking to end the contest.

Both starters were locked in, not yielding a baserunner through the first three innings.

Kevin Kiermaier doubled to kick off the fourth, and after Steven Souza worked a one-out walk, went to third on a double-play grounder. He was stranded when Longoria flied to right.

Cosart walked Desmond Jennings at the outset of the fifth and then Bobby Wilson with two down, but Archer failed to aid his cause, ending the rally on a grounder to second.

Game Notes

In 32 starts last season, Archer held the opposition scoreless six times ... Tampa Bay ended a five-game losing streak to Miami, winning for the first time since a 5-2 victory in south Florida on May 30, 2013 ... Beckham, who also singled, was the only player on either team to record more than one hit.