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Rays hit 3 HRs to back Archer in 7-3 win over Twins

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Aug 6, 2016 at 9:54 pm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria, Bobby Wilson and Logan Forsythe all homered to back Chris Archer's six strong innings as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Saturday night.

Archer (6-15) won for the third time in his last 15 starts, giving up one run and three hits and striking out seven to regain the American League lead in strikeouts with 168.

Alex Colome got the final two outs for his 27th save after the Twins rallied for two runs in the ninth. The Rays clinched their first winning homestand of the season, improving to 6-3 with the finale on Sunday.

Longoria and Wilson homered off Minnesota starter Jose Berrios (2-2), who gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.

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