Alex Colome (1-0) allowed an unearned run and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out seven as the Rays (29-24) won their fifth straight 5-2 and completed a four game sweep of the Miami Marlins in the Citrus Series.
Taking a 3-1 lead into the eighth the Marlins closed the gap on a bases loaded walk issued by Josh Lueke.
After recording the final out of the inning, Ben Zobrist‘s two-run double in the ninth gave the Rays some breathing room and Rodney pitched a perfect ninth
Ricky Nolasco (3-6) gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings fro Miami. He walked four and struck out five. The Marlins have lost 16 of 18 games.
Colome is a product the Rays Dominican Republic baseball academy and is the nephew of former Rays reliever Jesus Colome.