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Alex Cobb struck out 13 in less than five innings and Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs apiece to help the Tampa Bay Rays rally for a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Cobb became the first pitcher in major league history to fan that many batters and fail to make it through the fifth. The right-hander left after throwing 117 pitches. He recorded 12 of 14 outs on strikeouts - four of them in the third, when a wild pitch on strike three allowed Will Venable to reach base.
The other outs were recorded on a grounders to shortstop in the first and third base in the fourth.
Roberts and Zobrist both delivered two-run singles in the seventh, when reliever Dale Thayer (0-2) inherited a 3-2 lead from Padres starter Edinson Volquez. Jake McGee (1-2) pitched one inning for the victory, and Fernando Rodney worked a scoreless ninth for his fifth save.
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb had an unusual fourth inning, to say the least, in Friday night's game at Tropicana Field against the San Diego Padres. Not only did Cobb strike out four batters in the inning, but he gave up a run in the process.
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It started when Cobb struck out Padres leadoff batter Will Venable, but strike three...
Alex Cobb became the first pitcher in MLB history to strike out 13 batters without making it through five innings. Cobb gave up three runs on five hits with two walks over 4 2/3 innings, but ultimately his pitch count got out of hand and he left the game after 117 pitches. Tampa Bay pitching went on to strike out San Diego batters 18 times.
That ended a streak of 34 straight...
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Tampa Bay’s Alex Cobb gets a dropped third strike facing Will Venable, who in turn reaches base. He then proceeds to strikeout the next 3 batters. Unfortunately for Cobb, Venable swiped two bases and scored on a balk in between the punch outs.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Cobb struck out 13 in fewer than five innings and Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs apiece to help the Tampa Bay Rays rally for a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Cobb became the first pitcher in major league history to fan that many batters and fail to make it through the fifth. The right-hander left after throwing...
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