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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rays v A’s Cobb returns

ROGER MOONEY
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

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

Gray RHP (5-1, 2.10)

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

Cobb RHP (1-1, 1.89)


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