ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 31 (UPI) --
Three RBI from Eric Chavez
supported the two-hit pitching of Wade Miley Wednesday, sending Arizona coasting to a 7-0 victory over Tampa Bay.
The Rays lost for just the third time in 14 games.
Cody Ross singled in two runs in the first and Chavez hit a two-run homer in the third to double the lead. Chavez also had an RBI single in the seventh and Paul Goldschmidt ended the scoring with a solo homer in the ninth.
Miley (8-8) threw 116 pitches over 6 1/3 innings, striking out eight. Heath Bell and J.J. Putz combined to give up a hit over the final 2 2/3.
Jeremy Hellickson (10-4) suffered his first loss since June 13, a span of eight starts. He surrendered four runs on seven hits in 4 1/3.
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