Exactly two months after being struck on the right side of his head by a line drive Alex Cobb returned to the Tropicana Field mound intent on putting the incident behind him while resuming a stellar season.
From first appearances it would appear as if Cobb accomplished both.
The right-hander who suffered a concussion and vertigo and then developed a blister on his right index at the start of his minor league rehab assignment gave the Rays five innings of three-hit ball and picked up the victory as the Rays rolled past the Mariners 7-1 in front of 13299 at Tropicana Field.
Backed by four RBIs by Wil Myers the Rays won their second straight game and trimmed Boston’s lead in the American League East to two games after the Red Sox lost at Toronto.
It was the seventh victory of the season for Cobb — third-most on the team — and extended his injury-interrupted winning streak to four games. His last loss was April 30 at Kansas City.
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