AL Recaps – Cobb’s Shutout Keeps Rays Winning

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Tampa Bay Rays newsOakland 0 – Tampa Bay 5 –  Alex Cobb dominated the Oakland Athletics and pitched a four[hit shutout to earn his eighth victory of the season. Cobb needed 113 pitches to complete the gem, 79 of his 113 pitches were strikes.

He struck out eight and walked two. Matt Joyce had a two-run double in the fifth inning when the Rays scored five runs. Evan Longoria had a pair of hits and drove home a run

Newly acquired Stephen Drew had two hits for Oakland. Oakland starter Tyson Ross allowed five runs and nine hits over six innings of work, as he started for suspended Bartolo Colon. After the game Ross was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento

It was the 14th win in 17 games for the Rays. Oakland is currently tied with Detroit and Baltimore for the second playoff wild-card position in the American League.

Other American League Scores

Toronto 2 – Detroit 3Alex Avila singled in Quintin Berry in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Tigers a 3-2 win. Justin Verlander allowed two runs in nine innings and struck out 12 for Detroit and a no-decision.

J.A. Happ pitched 7 1/3 strong innings, allowing one run and striking out seven for Toronto. Anthony Gose went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, lowering his average to .183

Minnesota 6 – Texas 10 - Josh Hamilton had five RBIs and Mitch Moreland doubled in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning  to lead the Rangers to a win over the Twins 10-6 . Adrian Beltran hit his fourth home run in today’s and finished the evening with three hits and two runs scored and an RBI. Rot oswalt gave up four runs and seven hits. Over 5 1/3 innings pitched Denard Span had two hits, a double and an RBI with two stolen bases for the Twins in a losing effort.

Los Angeles 14  - Boston 13 -  Franklin Morales allowed six runs, two earned, on six hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched. C.J. Wilson gave up seven runs, six earned on eight hits in five innings for the Rangers. Dustin Pedroia was 4for 5 with five RBI and three runs scored in a losing effort for the Red Sox.

Pedro Ciriaco also had four hits and four runs scored for Boston. Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and three RBI. Cody Ross hit his 19th home run in the ninth inning. Kendrys Morales homeward in the 10th inning and the Angels took the lead and eventually won the game 14-13.

The game featured 38 hits and 27 runs, Mike Trout and Torii Hunter each had three hits for the Angels. Alfredo Aceves closer for the Red Sox gave up five earned runs on six hits in one inning of work.