By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Joey Wendle hit a three-run homer, highlighting a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Tampa Bay Rays over the Miami Marlins 6-4 Friday night.

Wendle’s one-out shot off closer Anthony Bass (0-1) landed in the upper deck in right field and erased a 4-2 deficit. Manuel Margot then tripled and scored on Francisco Mejia’s sacrifice fly.

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Margot also homered and Austin Meadows went deep for the second consecutive game, helping Tampa Bay win its seventh straight in Miami dating to 2019. The Rays edged the Marlins 1-0 on opening day Thursday on Meadows’ homer.

Andrew Kittredge (1-0) gave up a run in the eighth. Diego Castillo got his second save with a scoreless ninth.

Miguel Rojas had a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh that put Miami ahead 3-2.

Jazz Chisholm had two hits, including a two-out triple off Tampa Bay reliever Chaz Roe that started Miami’s comeback. Ryan Sherriff came in relief after Roe walked Jorge Alfaro and surrendered pinch-hitter Corey Dickerson’s RBI double that made it 2-1.

Rojas followed with his single that scored Alfaro and Dickerson. The rally ended a season-starting 15 scoreless innings for Miami.

Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough pitched 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball. Yarbrough, expected to be a mainstay in Tampa Bay’s rotation following the departures of former Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell and Charlie Morton in the offseason, struck out three.

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Miami’s Pablo Lopez was lifted after five shutout innings. The right-hander allowed two hits, struck out four and walked two.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Marlins: RHP Sixto Sanchez underwent an MRI Friday in Miami that revealed mild inflammation in the back of his right shoulder. He has been prescribed rest before resuming slow progression on a throwing program.

UP NEXT

Rays: LHP Rich Hill (2-2, 3.03 ERA with Minnesota in 2020) makes his debut with his 10th major league club in the series finale Saturday.

Marlins: RHP Elieser Hernandez (1-0, 3.16) gets the start Saturday.

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