Joyce has tiebreaking hit in Rays' win over Royals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Matt Joyce hit a tiebreaking two-run double and added a two-run homer, and Andy Sonnanstine allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings to lead the Tampa Bay Rays past the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Joyce made it 4-2 on his two-out double during the sixth off reliever Horacio Ramirez. He extended the Tampa Bay advantage to 6-2 on his third homer of the season in the eighth.

Sonnanstine (4-5) gave up six hits and had three strikeouts, rebounding from a start last Wednesday at Cleveland when the right-hander allowed eight runs and nine hits in three innings.

Tampa Bay, which won for the third time in nine games, also got a homer from Ben Zobrist.

Kyle Davies (2-5) took the loss.

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