MLB In Full Bloom - Alex Cobb Outduels David Price - 8/22/2014


Thursday's return to Tropicana Field could not have gone much better for David Price. He allowed only one unearned run and one hit in an eight-inning outing that was as dominant as he ever had in a Tampa Bay uniform. Price retired the final 23 Rays he faced, but he came up short as Alex Cobb out-dueled him. Cobb and two relievers hung on for a 1-0 victory that meant more to them than any bragging rights over their former ace. Cobb allowed no runs on two hits and two walks, while striking out six in seven innings to earn his ninth win of the season at the expense of Price. It was the first time in the Rays' 17-season history that they won with only one hit, and it came at an opportune time. They snapped a four-game losing streak, improved to 62-65 and moved back within seven games of the second American League wild-card spot as they open a stretch of 26 straight games versus AL East rivals.