ST. PETERSBURG -- Steve Pearce's three-run homer paved the way for an 8-5 Rays win over the Dodgers Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. The win earned the Rays a split of the two-game series.
With the score tied at two in the sixth, Pearce connected on a 1-0 Alex Wood fastball and deposited the baseball into the left-field stands, giving him his third home run of the season and second in as many nights, putting the Rays up 5-2. Tampa Bay connected for four home runs on the night.
Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.
Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.
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