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Sunday, Feb 26, 2017

Rays Report

A baseball blog by Roger Mooney

Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald.

Rays v A’s Cobb returns

ST. PETERSBURG – Alex Cobb makes his long-awaited, much anticipated return to the rotation this afternoon during the finale of this three-game series with the A’s.

The Rays have lost four straight after last night’s strange 3-2 loss in which the Rays allowed just one hit. Since 1914, the first year records are available, teams that have allowed one hit are 1,310-67.

It was also the first time in team his the Rays allowed one hit and lost and the first time since 1914 the A’s (Philadelphia, Kansas City or Oakland) won a regular season game while held to one hit.

The Rays have lost 11 of their last 15 and are a season-high nine games under .500.

Here are the lineups

Crisp CF
Jaso C
Donaldson DH
Moss 1B
Cespedes LF
Lowrie SS
Reddick RF
Callaspo 3B
Sogard 2B

Gray RHP (5-1, 2.10)

DeJesus DH
Longoria 3B
Joyce LF
Myers RF
Loney 1B
Jennings CF
Figueroa 2B
Escobar SS
Molina C

Cobb RHP (1-1, 1.89)