Tampa Bay Rays
Joe Madden’s club won’t be satisfied with anything short of a sweep when the Rays visit Seattle Friday as part of the final leg of their 10-game western road trip.
Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb pitched five strong innings in his first big league game since being hit in the head by a batted ball two months ago, and the Rays beat the Mariners, 7-1, on Thursday night.
Rookie shortstop Brad Miller homered twice to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Rays 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
The Mariners were all even with the Rays after Justin Smoak’s sacrifice fly off of Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning, who came into the game with a 0.82 ERA and the AL lead in saves. Chone Figgins stood on third, and Eric Thames fell into an 0-2 hole. Thames took a pitch and then focused on low and away. He was able to flip Rodney’s next changeup into short right field to score Figgins and snap the two long streaks.
SEATTLE (AP) — Blake Beavan would only take one pitch back from Monday night’s loss. Not surprising since it left the park. B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings […]