Rays back Archer with 3 HRs in 6-3 victory over Orioles

Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.

Asdrubal Cabrera and Evan Longoria connected off Wei-Yin Chen (8-7), and Tim Beckham added a solo shot against Brad Brach. Logan Forsythe had three hits for the Rays, coming within a home run of the cycle.

Archer (12-10) gave up four hits, walked three and struck out six to earn his first win against Baltimore in seven starts since June 7, 2013. The right-hander finished the month with 50 strikeouts, tying the club record for August held by Scott Kazmir (2007).

Archer left after throwing 113 pitches and with Tampa Bay ahead 6-0.

Brad Boxberger, the third Rays reliever, worked the ninth for his 33rd save.

The defeat was the 11th in 12 games for the Orioles.