Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Once again, the Baltimore Orioles have a chance to grab sole possession of first place in the AL East. That's if they can end Alex Cobb's recent run of success for the Tampa Bay Rays. Making his first appearance against the Orioles, Cobb tries to help the Rays even their three-game set at Camden Yards on Wednesday night. J.J. Hardy homered twice and had five RBIs in Baltimore's 9-2 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday. The victory moved the Orioles (79-62) into a first-place tie with New York, which split a four-game set at Camden Yards over the weekend but lost 4-3 at Boston on Tuesday. Baltimore, however, might have lost another key contributor after starter Jason Hammel left in the fourth inning Tuesday with a knee injury. The Orioles are without right fielder Nick Markakis for the rest of the regular season after he suffered a broken left thumb Saturday. "We've been down this road many times this year with a lot of different challenges," manager Buck Showalter said. "We're kind of...
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