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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Nyjer Morgan used his speed to get two key infield hits early in the game. His rare long ball provided an important late run. Morgan and Michael Bourn both drove in two runs, Josh Tomlin won his second straight start and the Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday. "He always plays with energy," Indians manager Terry Francona said about Morgan. "We were looking for a way to get him in there today and Im glad we did." Morgan had an RBI infield single that rolled to a stop near the line between home and third before Bourn hit a two-run double as the Indians took a 3-1 lead in the second. Morgan also hit his first major league homer since July 30, 2012, an eighth-inning solo shot that made it 6-2. "I had to get something out of the infield today," a smiling Morgan said. Tomlin (2-0), who pitched just once in the big leagues last season after right elbow surgery in 2012, allowed two runs and six hits over six innings in his second outing this year. "The guys made the plays in the outfield and the infield, and thats the reason I won a game," Tomlin said. Cleveland took two of three in the series after entering with a seven-game road skid. "This is a tough place to play," Francona said. "Finding a way to beat them here is great. Ive sat in this chair too many times and been miserable." Matt Joyce homered and had two RBIs for the Rays, who went 1-5 on their homestand. Chris Archer (2-2) gave up four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings. "I think very simply put, were not playing the calibre of baseball right now that is a winning calibre of baseball," Rays third baseman Evan Longoria said. A three-run eighth pulled the Rays to 6-5. Ben Zobrist scored the first run in the inning when reliever Marc Rzepczynski made an errant throw to second on what could have been an inning-ending double play. Cody Allen allowed Wil Myers RBI single and hit Desmond Jennings with a pitch to load the bases. Yunel Escobar hit a sacrifice fly. "I had plenty of time. ... I rushed it," Rzepczynski said. "When I get those, I get super excited. Throw better sinkers to second than I do home sometimes." Bryan Shaw pitched a perfect ninth in place of demoted closer John Axford for his second save. Yan Gomes hit a leadoff homer that chased Archer during a two-run sixth that gave Cleveland a 5-2 advantage. Morgan reached on a bunt single off Brad Boxberger when a call was overturned on replay. Morgan advanced on a balk and wild pitch, then scored the innings second run on Mike Aviles sacrifice fly. Joyce hit a first-inning solo homer off Tomlin. Joyce, who is 6 for 12 with two homers against the right-hander, had an RBI single in the fourth. Cleveland threatened in the first but Michael Brantley was thrown out trying to score on Carlos Santanas two-out double. Santana went 2 for 3 with two walks and increased his batting average 12 points to .148. Brantley extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a third-inning single. NOTES: Francona tweaked his rotation for a three-game series at Toronto. RHP Danny Salazar (1-3) had his start pushed back to Thursday from Tuesday so that RHP Justin Masterson (2-1) and RHP Corey Kluber (3-3) can pitch Tuesday and Wednesday on normal rest. ... Tampa Bay RHP Jeremy Hellickson (arthroscopic right elbow surgery) hopes to resume throwing curveballs during bullpen sessions in a week. ... Indians 1B Nick Swisher was given the option by Francona to have a day off and took it. ... Rays LHP Cesar Ramos (1-1) and Mariners RHP Felix Hernandez (3-1) are Monday nights scheduled starters in Seattle. ... With the Rays road trip theme being "Woodstock," manager Joe Maddon looked the part from the 1969 concert, wearing a long-hair wig, sun glasses and tie-dye shirt. Terry Francona Indians Jersey .m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Packers by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 7-4, Green Bay 5-5-1SERIES RECORD — Tied 5-5. Indians Jerseys 2019 . 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The New York Jets wide receiver hopes his ailing right hamstring allows him to. Decker sat out practice for the second straight day Thursday with tightness in his leg, but is optimistic about his chances of playing against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Im planning on getting out there, Decker said. I cant promise anything, but obviously Im leaning on the positive side that Im definitely going to be out there. Decker was limited Monday night against Chicago because of the injury, which occurred in Week 2 at Green Bay. He was a game-time decision, and could be in a similar situation this weekend. Decker had one catch for 19 yards against the Bears before pulling himself out of the game. He says he couldnt get his leg loose enough, so he and the Jets were smart to not push it. Ive got no regrets, Decker said of playing Monday night. As a competitor, its hard to be out. I thought through last week, how I felt (Monday) pregame, I could get some snaps in. I knew I wasnt going to play the whole game. I knew I could do a little bit, at least, to help. Thats all I could do was 15, 16 snaps, whatever it was. Decker, second on the team with 10 catches for 156 yards and a touchdown, acknowledged that theres some concern about waiting until hes feeling 100 per cent healthy. That was something he considered Monday night. If I sat out, would it be better today? I dont know, he said. But I do know that I wasnt going to push it past the point where Im going to make it worse. When I woke up Tuesday morninng, I didnt feel worse than I felt Monday after the Green Bay game.dddddddddddd So I knew I was smart about it. Im just going to gauge how I feel. If I can mentally get through the game and feel OK, then Im going to do that. Dealing with a soft-tissue injury is something new for Decker, who first hurt the hamstring during training camp and aggravated it against the Packers. Its kind of a pain in the butt, he said. Youve really got to kind of gauge it. Everyones different with how they recover and how bad the pull is or strain or whatever they diagnose it as. For me, its just kind of feeling it out and pushing it to the point where I know my body well enough to where its, OK, thats good pain and thats bad pain. So, just being smart about it. Meanwhile, top cornerback Dee Milliner didnt practice because of a quadriceps injury that sidelined him for the game against the Bears. Coach Rex Ryan said it probably doesnt look good for Milliner to play against the Lions. Wide receiver David Nelson was also sidelined for the second straight day because of an illness. Ryan said the team sent him home before practice. Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (knee), centre Nick Mangold (shoulder) and right guard Willie Colon (calf) were all limited, but are expected to play. Backup centre Dalton Freeman injured a knee during practice, which was held in the indoor facility because of storms. Ryan had no immediate update on the severity, but said Colon and rookie Dakota Dozier could snap in place of Freeman if Mangold is sidelined at any point. ' ' '