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HRs power Rays to 6-3 victory

June 23, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Kelly Shoppach hit a two-run home run in the second, Elliot Johnson added a three-run shot in the seventh and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 Wednesday to take two of the three games in the series.

Rays starter David Price (8-6) struck out 10 in eight innings, giving up two runs, five hits and a walk. Price threw 120 pitches and still was hitting 96 mph on Miller Park's radar gun in the eighth.

B.J. Upton's RBI single gave Tampa Bay the lead in the sixth inning.

Brewers starter Shaun Marcum went only three innings after leaving his most recent start with a hip flexor injury. Reliever Marco Estrada (1-5) lost.

Milwaukee, one of the hottest teams in baseball earlier this month, has lost seven of its last 10 games.

Both teams have Thursday off. Milwaukee hosts Minnesota this weekend and Tampa Bay visits Houston.



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