Marlins Vs. Rays: Alex Cobb Tosses Gem In 3-0 Tampa Bay Win

Alex Cobb gave a much-needed quality start for the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing just two hits in seven innings as the Rays downed the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Sunday.

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Marlins Vs. Rays: Alex Cobb Allows Just Two Hits In 3-0 Tampa Bay Win

Alex Cobb gave the Tampa Bay Rays a much needed lift over the Miami Marlins, allowing just two hits in seven innings to lead the Rays to a 3-0 win.

Cobb struck out 10 and walked only one while combining with relievers Joel Peralta and Fernando Rodney for the shutout.

The Rays were not able to muster off much offense against Josh Johnson but got enough for the win. B.J. Upton led the game off with a home run in the bottom of the first, while Drew Sutton and Ben Zobrist RBI singles in the sixth and seventh inning respectively added insurance.

Johnson's final line was six innings, allowing eight hits and four walks to go with two earned runs and four strikeouts.

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Marlins Vs. Rays: Matt Joyce Scratched From Lineup Due To Illness

In a late roster move, the Tampa Bay Rays have taken Matt Joyce out of Sunday's lineup due to "flu-like symptoms". Joyce was hoping to play through it, however it became too much for him to fight through.

The lineup has been shuffled around to accomodate the late move, with Hideki Matsui getting a rare start in left field to make up for Joyce's absence. Here is the full, updated lineup from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.

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Firs pitch between the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. EST at Tropicana Field.

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Marlins Vs. Rays: Will Josh Johnson's Interleague Dominance Continue On Sunday Against Tampa Bay?

Coming off a 4-3 win in 15 innings on Saturday that snapped an eight-game losing streak to their intrastate rivals, the Miami Marlins (33-32) will send interleague ace Josh Johnson to the hill on Sunday in Miami to face Tampa Bay (36-29), with Miami looking for just their third win in their last 12 contests.

Johnson (4-4, 4.27 ERA) struggled in his first six starts of the season, but he is 4-1 with a 2.70 ERA over his last seven starts. In his last eight starts against the American League, Johnson is 6-0 with a 1.74 ERA, having not lost to the A.L. since June 23, 2007.

Alex Cobb (2-3, 4.70 ERA) will take the hill for the Rays. Cobb has lost three straight for Tampa Bay, allowing at least four runs in each.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. EST from Tropicana Field.

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Marlins Vs. Rays Game 2 Preview: Anibal Sanchez Looking To Help Miami Get Back On Track

In four games against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Miami Marlins have been outscored 33-7. Losing 11-0 to the Rays on Friday night, Miami is hoping to get back on track Saturday afternoon, and so is their picture, Anibal Sanchez.

Sanchez has given up four or more runs in three of his last four starts, one of those losses coming at the hands of the Rays. Sanchez so far this season is 3-5 with a 3.40 ERA.

His counterpart on the mound will be Tampa's James Shields. Shields is 7-4 this season with an ERA of 4.06 and is 2-2 with a 4.46 ERA in six starts at Tropicana Field this season.

First pitch of Game 2 will bet at 7:05 PM, EST.

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Marlins Vs. Rays Final Score: Tampa Shuts Out Miami, 11-0

In the first of their three-game weekend series, the Tampa Bay Rays completely crushed the Miami Marlins by a final score of 11-0. The Marlins come into the series trying to exact a measure of revenge against the Rays who swept the first series between these two clubs less than a week ago.

Desmond Jennings led the Rays offense with four RBI's in the game with Will Rhymes contributing two and Matt Joyce, B.J. Upton, Ben Zobrist, Jose Lobaton and Sean Rodriguez each registering an a hit in the game.

Matt Moore is the winning pitcher on the Tampa Bay side while Carlos Zambrano of the Marlins took the loos on the hill for his team.

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Marlins Vs. Rays Preview: Miami Hopes To Rebound Against Tampa Bay

The Miami Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays start a three-game series on Friday night. Can the Marlins get back to their winning ways or will the Rays cut into their AL East defecit?

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