Cobb wins for first time since 2014, Rays beat Jays 8-1
Tampa Bay Rays' Corey Dickerson, right, celebrates his two run home run with teammate Nick Franklin during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
TORONTO (AP) Alex Cobb pitched 6 2/3 innings to win for the first time in almost two years, Kevin Kiermaier and Corey Dickerson hit two-run homers and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Wednesday.
Cobb (1-0) allowed one run and two hits to win for the first time since Sept. 23, 2014, against Boston.
Dickerson had three hits and four RBIs as the Rays won for the sixth time in eight games at Rogers Centre.
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Last-place Tampa Bay now has a franchise-record 200 homers, eclipsing the previous mark of 199 in 2009.
Reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson sat out his third straight game for Toronto and was scheduled to get an MRI on his sore right hip.
Marco Estrada (8-9) allowed four runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings.