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Johnny Damon finished a homer shy of the cycle and knocked in four runs, leading the Rays to an 8-3 victory over the Cardinals in the finale of a three-game series.  Damon's hits included a three-run triple and an RBI double that he scored on because of a throwing error.  The Rays took the lead for good on RBI singles from B.J. Upton and John Jaso in the sixth inning, giving rookie right-hander Jeremy Hellickson his first win in five starts.  Kyle Farnsworth recorded his 17th save of the season.  Tampa Bay won the last two games of the series and finished Interleague play with a 12-and-6 record.  All-Stars Lance Berkman and Yadier Molina homered for the Cardinals, who have lost two straight on the heels of a four-game winning streak.  Kyle Lohse took the loss, giving up five runs, four earned, over five-and-a-third frames.

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