Evan Longoria drove in two runs, Jeremy Hellickson went 4 1-3 innings in his season debut, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Tuesday night. The Rays opened the sixth with three consecutive hits, including a two-run single by Longoria off Jason Vargas , to take a 2-1 lead. The Rays squeezed out just enough from their pitchers and their hitters for a 4-3 series-evening win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. Evan Longoria belted a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth, while starter Jeremy Hellickson was unexceptional but solid in his return to the mound from offseason right elbow surgery. Ben Zobrist started the inning with a sharp single to right and Brandon Guyer, after falling behind 0-2, poked a double to left-center, sliding into second just ahead of Alex Gordon's throw.