Resurgent LHP Wade Miley had yet another strong outing and the Diamondbacks offense broke out early scoring four runs in the first three innings en route to an easy win over the Rays on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.
Miley issued five walks but gave up just two hits in 61/3 innings working out of every jam in which he found himself while also getting a huge assist from RHP Heath Bell.

With the bases loaded and one out in the seventh Miley was lifted for Bell who proceeded to strikeout the top two hitters in the Rays lineup Desmond Jennings and Evan Longoria to end the threat.

Early runs: For the second time in as many nights the Diamondbacks threatened in the first inning. But after coming up empty on Tuesday they got the sort of big hit that’s been so hard to come by in recent weeks in the form of a two-run single by Cody Ross.

“The two-out hit by Cody was just refreshing for us” Eric Chavez said. “We were struggling offensively so it was nice to get off to a good start like that. … (It was a) breath of fresh air to put some runs on the board early.”

They also benefited from what appeared to be a bad call in the first inning when Aaron Hill was called safe at first on chopper to short loading the bases for Ross who shot a single into left field.