St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Archer tossed six solid innings, Evan Longoria hit a three-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-2, to split a four-game series.
Archer (1-0), who signed a six-year contract on Wednesday, gave up two runs on four hits while striking out seven on Thursday. In 2013, Archer went 9-7 with a 3.22 ERA over 23 starts.
Ben Zobrist, Desmond Jennings and Ryan Hanigan each knocked in a run for Tampa Bay, which had 11 hits.
Brett Lawrie and Dioner Navarro had an RBI apiece for the Blue Jays, who haven't won a series in St. Petersburg since taking two of three from the Rays from April 6-8, 2007.
Brandon Morrow (0-1), making his first start since May 28, 2013, allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings. The right-hander was placed on the disabled list in June and missed the rest of the season with an entrapped radial nerve in his forearm.