He'll look to defeat the Rays for the second time in seven days and will again be matched up with Jeremy Hellickson in Tuesday night's opener of a two-game home series.
Miley (8-8, 3.68 ERA) improved to 4-1 with a 1.85 ERA in his last five by allowing two hits over 6 1-3 innings in Wednesday's 7-0 win at Tampa Bay. He struck out eight and walked five.
The left-hander is limiting opponents to a .198 average in his last five outings.
"He goes through times when he kind of gets out of it a little bit, but he's a guy that always seems to regain it and find it," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's got a good run for us now."
"He was kind of effectively wild for me," Longoria told the Rays' official website. "He made a lot of good pitches when he needed to."
Hellickson (10-4, 4.60) gave up four runs over 4 1-3 innings. He had been 6-0 with a 2.09 ERA over his previous seven outings, with the Rays (66-45) winning all of them.
"I couldn't really command anything and I didn't make a pitch when I needed to," he said. "It's just one of those games that I've got to put behind me and move on."
Hellickson will be trying to win his fifth straight road start after posting a 3.27 ERA over his last four, and he'll bat for the first time this season. He's 0 for 3 at the plate in his career.
"I'm excited to hit, but it's not easy," Hellickson said. "I saw what his ball can do. It's going to be tough, but at the same time, I'm excited. I like hitting, but it's not easy."
Last week's loss to Arizona (56-55) started a four-game stretch in which Tampa Bay has totaled seven runs. Most of that output came in Sunday's 4-3 victory over San Francisco.
Myers hit a two-run homer and the bullpen turned in 4 1-3 scoreless innings.
"Our offense has been struggling a little bit lately, but I just think as a team our pitching has held us in the game," Myers said. "It gives a lot of confidence."
Arizona also has had trouble scoring. Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Boston capped a 2-4 trip in which it scored two runs or fewer four times.
"We just haven't been playing good baseball all the way around - not swinging the bats, not getting hits when we need them, not making plays," said outfielder Cody Ross , who was 11 for 22 on the trip.
The Diamondbacks played Sunday without shortstop Cliff Pennington , out with a sore left foot.
Tampa Bay is a major league-best 12-3 in interleague play.
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|August 06, 2013||Desmond Jennings||15-Day DL||Fractured left middle finger|
|August 02, 2013||Brandon Guyer||15-Day DL||Fractured right middle finger|
|July 29, 2013||Matt Moore||15-Day DL||Left elbow soreness|
|June 30, 2013||Jesse Crain||15-Day DL||Sprained right shoulder|
|June 28, 2013||Evan Longoria||Day-to-Day||Plantar fasciitis, left foot|
|June 16, 2013||Alex Cobb||15-Day DL||Concussion|
|July 29, 2013||Miguel Montero||15-Day DL||Lower back strain|
|July 26, 2013||Aaron Hill||Day-to-Day||Hamstring tightness|
|July 09, 2013||Eric Chavez||Day-to-Day||Stiff right hip|
|July 01, 2013||Trevor Cahill||15-Day DL||Right hip contusion|
|June 28, 2013||Willie Bloomquist||15-Day DL||Left hand contusion|
|June 10, 2013||Matt Reynolds||15-Day DL||Strained left elbow|
PHOENIX (AP) -- Cody Ross has had more success hitting against Jeremy Hellickson recently than in explaining how he's done it.
Ross hit a three-run homer off Hellickson and Wade Miley allowed five hits in seven innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 on Tuesday night.
"He's got good stuff and located the ball well," said Ross, who is 5 for 11 with five RBIs against Hellickson.
"His changeup is as good as it gets and he lives and dies with it. There are just certain guys you time up well and certain guys you don't. I've hit him well the last two games but not as much before that."
Ross has hit safely in six of his past eight games, batting .452 (14 for 31) over that span.
"He's barreling the ball a lot better," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "You can see that coming on. He's much calmer at the plate and not jumping at the pitch."
Ross' eighth home run came moments after Eric Chavez doubled home Paul Goldschmidt to tie the game 1-1 in the fourth. Hellickson then walked Aaron Hill before Ross homered to left to make it 4-1 one pitch after fouling a ball off his right calf and falling to the ground.
"You can't walk the leadoff guy in an inning," Hellickson said. "I still could have limited the damage a little bit. I fell behind to Chavez and couldn't make a good pitch when I needed to."
Hellickson (10-5) failed to pitch past the fifth inning for the second straight outing for the Rays, both against the Diamondbacks.
Hellickson gave up five runs and five hits and three walks, hit a batter and struck out one as the Rays slipped 1 1/2 games behind Boston in the AL East.
It was Hellickson's first road loss since April 25 against the Chicago White Sox.
Miley (9-8) allowed one run, struck out five and walked two for his fifth win in his past six starts.
"You want to get a good rhythm going," Miley said. "That's when you have success. Earlier I was getting upset with myself after one or two small mistakes and it's kind of snowballed. I get too quick and I'm just firing it up there, no mindset, no thought."
Chavez finished with a pair of RBI doubles for the Diamondbacks, who pulled within five games of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
"We just have to put runs on the board more," said Chavez, who has seven RBIs in three games against the Rays this season.
Tampa Bay went ahead 1-0 on Evan Longoria 's 22nd home run with one out in the fourth.
Arizona added a run in the fifth when Hellickson walked Goldschmidt and Chavez doubled off reliever Jamey Wright .
Martin Prado extended the lead to 6-1 with an RBI double to center, scoring Adam Eaton in the seventh inning.
"We had a lot of hard outs," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "We hit some balls hard for outs. I like our approach better versus Miley tonight but the four-spot did hurt."
NOTES: Tampa Bay was making its third trip to Arizona and first since 2007. ... Before the game, the Rays placed Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Aug. 4 with a small fracture in his left middle finger. Tampa Bay selected OF Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Durham to replace Jennings. ... The Rays also moved RHP Alex Cobb , out with a concussion, to the 60-day disabled list from the 15-day DL. ... Miley has allowed eight runs in his past seven starts to lower his ERA from 4.55 to 3.56. . Hellickson singled in the fifth, his first career hit. ... Heath Bell , who pitched the eighth, has posted 11 consecutive scoreless outings spanning 11 1-3 innings with 15 strikeouts. ... RHP Chris Archer (6-4) will attempt to get back on track Wednesday when he faces LHP Randall Delgado (4-3) and the Diamondbacks. Archer allowed four runs in his last start against San Francisco, matching his total for the month of July. Delgado has allowed three runs or fewer in eight of nine starts.