Pharos-Tribune

Sports

October 3, 2013

Rays blank Indians in AL Wild Card game

TB moves on to face Red Sox in ALDS.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays’ road show rolls on. Next stop: Boston.

Alex Cobb dodged trouble for nearly seven innings and the Rays pitched their way to another must-have win on the road, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 Wednesday night in the AL wild-card game.

Cobb, who missed a chunk of the regular season after he was hit in the head by a line drive, quieted a thundering Cleveland crowd and ended the Indians’ unexpected season.

Delmon Young homered in the third inning off rookie Danny Salazar as the Rays, playing in their third city over four days, advanced to face the AL East champion Red Sox in the division series starting Friday.

Cobb’s comeback in August from his frightening injury helped stabilize the Rays, who have spent the past two weeks winning crucial games to make the postseason for the fourth time in six years.

Cobb pitched out of massive jams in the fourth and fifth, and allowed two runners to reach in the seventh before turning it over to Tampa Bay’s dependable bullpen.

Joel Peralta struck out Nick Swisher on three pitches, ending Cleveland’s last real chance.

Fernando Rodney worked a perfect ninth, striking out Lonnie Chisenhall to end it. Rodney dropped to one knee and pointed skyward and soon was mobbed by all the Rays, who may be a little homesick but are Boston-bound.

Unfazed by a raucous, red-clad, towel-waving crowd of 43,579 that roared like a jet engine inside Progressive Field, the Rays handled the Indians and will now face their division nemesis, the Red Sox, who went 12-7 against Tampa Bay this season.

David Price set the tone for the Rays’ postseason run by throwing a complete game to beat Texas in the wild-card tiebreaker, and Cobb picked up where his teammate left off. After he was pulled in the seventh, Cobb walked to the dugout where he was first greeted with a high-five from Price.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • LeBron James As LeBron decides, Miami and Cleveland wait

    When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • NCAA's Emmert calls for 'scholarships for life'

    NCAA President Mark Emmert says college athletes should receive "scholarships for life."

    July 9, 2014

  • IHSAA State Gymnastics 2014 IHSAA State Gymnastics Finals

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Seniors help put Kings back on winning track

    On Friday, Lewis Cass’ boys basketball team spent a major bulk of the day at its at the corporation’s elementary schools, spending time with wide-eyed youngsters shooting hoops and signing autographs.

    March 23, 2014

  • Cass Semistate 09.jpg End of the road for Cass

    The Lewis Cass boys basketball squad possessed this season an unparalleled ability to turn what should have been areas of deficiency into its biggest strengths.

    March 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • cass.jpg Cass seniors lead charge back to boys hoops prominence

    The Class 2A boys basketball final four is loaded with 20-win teams. No. 7-ranked Lewis Cass (22-2) and Westview (22-4) will meet in the northern semistate on Saturday at Huntington and No. 1 Park Tudor (22-4) and No. 2 Clarksville (23-2) will meet in the southern semistate on Saturday at Seymour.

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

    DePaul's Penny honored by Big East CHICAGO – DePaul senior forward Jasmine Penny was named to the Big East Conference Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll it was announced on Monday by the league office. The senior, who was named the conference’s Pl

    January 7, 2014

  • Colts ink veteran receiver Branch for added depth The Indianapolis Colts made some news off the field Monday with the announcement that former New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch has been signed to the active roster. Branch, who played collegiately at Louisville, currently lives in Carme

    January 7, 2014

  • SPT - KT010714 Colts-Patriots-pic [Duplicate] The next challenge FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- A defense that allowed 44 points in a playoff game might boost the confidence of its next opponent. Such generosity rarely leads to wins. But the New England Patriots aren't counting on the Indianapolis Colts being that vuln

    January 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Strange season yields good results I have to say that this year has been quite unique during deer season. The tremendous swings in weather have led to a totally different season than I think most of my fellow deer hunters and I were expecting. From warm mild days to thunderstorms and

    January 7, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

The Pence administration continues to cut Indiana agency budgets despite a state surplus of $2 billion. Is this wise management of state funds?

Yes
No
Not sure
     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.