ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Back on June 3, Alex Cobb looked like a pitcher whose season was in trouble. He had just given up a career-high nine earned runs to fall to 4-5 with a 4.52 ERA.
Six weeks later, the Tampa Bay Rays’ right-hander has become an entirely new pitcher.
Cobb continued his turnaround on a warm Saturday night, holding the Los Angeles Angels to one run in the Rays’ 6-3 victory.
He did not allow a run until Luis Valbuena hit a solo home run in the sixth, the first of two homers for him.
Cobb (8-6) allowed six hits and three walks in his 7 2/3 innings, with four strikeouts. Since that June 3 start against the Baltimore Orioles, he has gone 4-1 with a 2.16 ERA in seven starts, going at least six innings in each.
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