Rickie Weeks

Cobb, Rays blank Porcello, Red Sox 1-0

Cobb, Rays blank Porcello, Red Sox 1-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays made the most of a replay reversal. Alex Cobb led the way.

Cobb pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Rays beat Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox 1-0 on Saturday.

"Their guy was outstanding," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said, "our guy was just a tick better."

Cobb (7-6) retired 11 straight over one stretch. Alex Colome got the final four outs for his 24th save.

The Red Sox put runners on second and third with one out in the ninth. Hanley Ramirez then struck out swinging. After rookie Andrew Benintendi was walked intentionally, Chris Young popped out to end the game.