CINCINNATI — The starter throws seven shutout innings. The defense makes a few big plays. One swing of the bat provides all the offense needed.
Not a very flashy way to win, but it’s working for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Alex Cobb went seven innings on Saturday, extending Tampa Bay’s run of solid starting pitching, and James Loney homered for a 1-0 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds.