BALTIMORE (AP) -- Alex Cobb took a two-hitter into the seventh inning, Matt Joyce drove in three runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 Tuesday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Wil Myers had two hits and two RBIs for the Rays, who lead the AL wild-card race and trail the first-place Red Sox by a half-game in the AL East, pending Boston's late game in San Francisco.
Cobb (8-2) was making his second start since being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City's Eric Hosmer on June 15. The right-hander allowed two runs, one earned, three hits and four walks in six-plus innings to win his fifth straight decision.
Cobb left after Baltimore used two walks and a single to load the bases with no outs in the seventh. Alex Torres got Brian Roberts to hit into a run-scoring, double play before striking out Nate McLouth to keep the Rays ahead 3-2.
Joyce doubled in two runs in the ninth off T.J. McFarland and Myers added a broken-bat, two-run sing...