Longoria homers to lead Rays past Indians 4-1


CLEVELAND (AP) – Evan Longoria hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Tampa Bay Rays handed reigning Cy Young winner Corey Kluber his fourth straight loss with a 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.

Longoria, who has been playing with a sore left wrist, hit his first home run since June 10. The Rays have won four straight and eight of nine to climb to a season-high 10 games over .500 (40-30).

Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez left the game in the fourth inning with a groin injury. Five relievers completed the victory, holding Cleveland to six hits. Xavier Cedeno (1-0) replaced Ramirez and completed the fourth.

Brad Boxberger allowed two hits and a walk to load the bases in the ninth, but struck out rookie Giovanny Urshela to end the game for his 18th save.

Kluber (3-9) allowed four runs and four hits in…

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