Cobb goes 5 solid innings in return, Rays beat Blue Jays 8-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Alex Cobb went five solid innings during his first start in two years, Logan Morrison hit a go-ahead two-run homer, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Friday night.
Cobb, coming back from Tommy John surgery last year, allowed two runs and four hits in his first appearance since Sept 28, 2014, at Cleveland. He struck out seven - six looking - walked one and retired his final 10 batters.
Morrison put the Rays up 4-2 in sixth on his 12th homer off Marcus Stroman (9-6).
Luke Maile hit a solo homer and Kevin Kiermaier had an RBI triple off Francisco Liriano before Brad Miller added a two-run shot against Ryan Tepera in a four-run seventh that made it 8-2.
All three batters Liriano faced in his first relief appearances with Toronto after four starts scored.
Danny Farquhar (1-0) worked a scoreless sixth for the win.