Tampa Bay Rays hit 4 home runs and beat Dodgers 8-5

Tampa Bay Rays' Steve Pearce gets doused with ice water from starting pitcher Chris Archer after the Rays defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 Wednesday. AP Photo

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Steve Pearce hit one of four Tampa Bay homers, a go-ahead three-run shot in the sixth inning, and the Rays beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Wednesday night.

Brandon Guyer, Steven Souza Jr. and Curt Casali added solo home runs for the Rays, who went 4-4 on an eight-game homestand.

Pearce chased Alex Wood (1-3) with his third homer this season to put Tampa Bay ahead 5-2. Pearce has all three over a 17 at-bat span.

Guyer homered in the first. Casali went deep during a three-run seventh as the Rays took an 8-2 lead.

Ramirez (5-1) went two scoreless innings to get the win. Alex Colome pitched the ninth and picked up his sixth save.

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