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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Alex Cobb
Alex Cobb tossed three scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday.
Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Grant Balfour was perfect in his first appearance in a Tampa Bay uniform since 2010, helping the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Sunday.
The Rays will once again look to compete in a stacked division, where will they end up in 2014?
The new hat was introduced Tuesday will be available for testing during spring training on a voluntary basis. Major leaguers and minor leaguers won't be required to wear it.
Big league pitchers might feel safer on the mound this season.
Jose Lobaton hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning into the giant fish tank beyond the center-field wall, and Tampa Bay staved off elimination once again by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Monday night.
They play in a lopsided dome from a best-forgotten era in stadium construction.
Alex Cobb dodged trouble for nearly seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays pitched their way to another must-have win on the road, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Cleveland Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano has a recurring dream. A batter hits a line drive right back up the middle and it's screaming toward his head.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb left the hospital and went home Sunday, one day after he was hit in the right ear by a line drive.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was expected to leave the hospital Sunday, one day after he was hit in the right ear by a line drive.
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher after he was hit on the right ear by a liner off the bat of Kansas City's Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning of Saturday's game.
Here's how the pennant races look with barely two weeks left:
Baltimore's Nolan Reimold returned to the clubhouse Saturday, saying he had a chipped tooth a day after being hit by a pitch in the jaw.
"Like the last outing, my fastball location isn't exactly where I want it, but I can see that trending in the right direction, so I'm happy with that," he said.
"I liked being able to throw a lot of first-pitch curveballs for a strike and also in the dirt for swings and misses and changeups as well," said Cobb, who threw 47 pitches.