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Highlights: Jays Hand Rays First Loss Of The 2014 Season

Timid Approach By Cobb Costly As Jays Defeat Rays 4-2

Alex Cobb [1]‘s first start of the 2014 season did not go all as planned. He allowed his first ever 3-run home run to Adam Lind [2] in the first inning and was just a tick outside the strike zone through much of his five innings of work.

The Bright Side: The Rays bullpen worked the final four scoreless innings giving the Rays offense the opportunity to come back.

The offense nearly did against the Jays bullpen adding a run against Jays setup man Steve Delabar [3] in the eighth  and another against Sergio Santos [4] in the ninth.  The Rays were able to get the go ahead run to the plate and had the tying runs in scoring position for Yunel Escobar [5] who was caught looking to end the game.

Alex Cobb [1] Video From Tampa Bay Times:

 

Notes From Rays Media:

DESMOND JENNINGS: Has recorded 3 doubles in the first 2 games, becoming only the 2nd in Rays history to do so, joining Vinny Castilla [6] in 2001.

MATT JOYCE: Is batting .800/.778/1.000 (4-for-5) over the first 2 games (2-BB)…has reached base or driven in a run in 8 of his 9 plate appearances.

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