Kelly Johnson  hit a pair of 3-run homers along with a single and double to lead the Rays to a 10-6 victory over the Miami Marlins. The victory went to Jake McGee  (2-2, 6.75 ERA) to improve the Rays record to 26-24. Jose Fernandez  (3-4, 3.78 ERA) took the loss and the Miami Marlins fall to 13-38 on the season.
Kelly Johnson ‘s 4 hits matched a career high as did his 6 RBI and became the first Rays player in franchise history to hit a pair of 3-run homers in the same game. He has been on a torrid pace in the month of May posting a slash line of (batting average/on-base%/slugging%) of .333/.388/.724 including 7 HR and 24 RBI covering 81 plate appearances.
On the season he has a slash line of .296/.358/.570 with 10 home runs and 32 runs driven in. Johnson was not only stellar with the bat but he was aggressive on the bases stealing third on the 4th ball of an intentional walk.
Jake Odorizzi  was handed a 6-0 lead after 2 innings and a 7-3 lead after 4 but was unable to work the required 5 innings to be eligible for his first major league win. In his 4 innings of work he was charged with 6R/ER on 8 hits striking out 2, walking 1, and hitting two batters. He threw 99 pitches and 66 were for strikes but for the second start in a row he was unable to finish hitters off allowing 27 foul balls to drive his pitch count up and aid his early departure from the game.
After 2 scoreless innings of relief by Jake McGee  and 1 by Joel Peralta  and a 4-run lead thanks to Kelly Johnson 2nd 3-run homer the Rays went to Fernando Rodney . After Rodney delivered a first pitch ball to Derek Dietrich  Jose Molina  went to the mound to talk to him. Rodney retired Dietrich on a fly ball to center but then walked Marcell Ozuna  before striking out Rob Brantly  and Justin Ruggiano  to end the game.
Jose Fernandez  return to the the Tampa Bay area was not a success as he lasted on 3.1 innings and allowed 7R/4ER on five hits striking out 6, walking 3, and hitting a batter. He dug himself into a hole in the 2nd inning and the Rays bats took advantage with a 6-run outburst keyed by Kelly Johnson first 3-run home run of the game. He began the inning by walking both James Loney  and Luke Scott  and then hit Desmond Jennings  with a pitch to load the bases. Jose Molina  delivered a sacrifice fly scoring Loney and Luke Scott  came in on a Yunel Escobar  single to put the Rays up 2-0.
With runners on the corners Ben Zobrist  laid down a squeeze bunt that didn’t get far enough away from the plate for Jennings to score. Catcher Rob Brantly  fielded the ball and threw to 2nd base but his throw was wide and shortstop Adeiny Hechevarria was unable to keep his foot on the bag and as he fell to the ground Jennings raced home with the Rays 3rd run. Fernandez had a chance to limit the damage after striking out Matt Joyce for the second out but Kelly Johnson tagged him for a 3-run homer.
The Marlins came back to cut the Rays lead in half at 6-3. The Marlins got their scoring started on former Rays OF Justin Ruggiano ‘s solo homer. Greg Dobbs  followed Ruggiano’s blast with a single and moved to third on a Adeiny Hechevarria ground rule double. Dobbs scored on a fielders choice off the bat of Jordan Brown  and Hechevarria came in on a Chris Coghlan  single.
The Marlins fought back with 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to cut the Rays lead to 6-3. The Marlins loaded the bases with nobody out on a Derek Dietrich  single, a Marcell Ozuna  walk, and a Rob Brantly single which ended Odorizzi’s night. Josh Leuke was summoned from the Rays bullpen and he struck out Justin Ruggiano before giving up a 2-RBI single to Gregg Dobbs.
After striking out Hechevarria for the second out Jordan Brown  hit a bouncer up the middle that hit Josh Lueke  in the leg and squirted into left field allowing Brantly to score from second and Dobbs to move up all the way to 3rd but Chris Coghlan  struck out looking to end the inning.