Rays Shutout, Cobb Falters

By Bradley Walker, 1010 Sports

ST. PETERSBURG (CBS) The Oakland A’s played steady, efficient baseball Saturday night to grab the shutout win and snap Tampa Bay’s three-game win streak.

The 8-0 loss for the Rays brings them to 59-53 on the season and a distant 10 games back from the American East leading Boston Red Sox. Tampa Bay has showed signs of life over the past two weeks, but the wins are sporadic and have been too infrequent to gain any ground on Boston and New York.

Alex Cobb (3-2) faced opposing A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, and lets just say it was far from a pitching duel. Cobb didn’t bring his best stuff tonight, and the A’s offense was able to take advantage and score often.

McCarthy continued his dominance against the Rays hitters, going eight solid innings giving up five hits and striking out five.

Oakland never gave Tampa Bay an opportunity to sneak back into the game. David DeJesus had two solo homers and Jemile Weeks and Adam Rosales tacked on another two RBIs each for the A’s.

The Rays also allowed seven stolen bases tonight, four of them compliments of Coco Crisp (37).

Tampa Bay fell to 3-2 on their 10-game homestand, and look ahead to finish up a three-game series with the A’s on Sunday afternoon. The first pitch is at 1:40 p.m.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Vietnam Veterans' Bond Forged Again With Kidney DonationServing together in Vietnam, John Middaugh and Henry "Bill" Warner forged an Army-brothers bond they knew was profound and lasting. A world and nearly a half a century away from the war zone where they'd counted on each other, Middaugh put himself on the line for Warner this month in a new way: by giving one of his kidneys.
Dr. Paul Bearer II Tombstone Tales | Halloween EditionOn Sunday, October 25th, Dr. Paul Bearer II returned to the Tenement Castle for an afternoon of HORRORble movies.

Listen Live