Cobb, Rays blank Porcello, Red Sox 1-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) 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.

''A great game,'' said Mookie Betts, who had one of Boston's three hits. ''You can't ask for a better pitchers' duel.''

Porcello (4-11) became the majors' first 11-game loser despite pitching a gem. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked none in his first complete game of the season.

''There's a lot that's out of your control as far as wins and losses go,'' said Porcello, who was 11-2 at the All-Star break a year ago. ''I've just got to go out there and give us a chance to win every fifth day, and we're going to win a lot more games than we're going to lose.''

Jesus Sucre drove in the game's only run with a sacrifice fly in the second after singles by Steven Souza Jr., and Brad Miller.

The inning was kept alive by a replay reversal of a double-play call. A 94-second review determined Adeiny Hechavarria had beaten Dustin Pedroia's throw to first base. Porcello then hit Shane Peterson with a pitch before Sucre hit a fly ball to center, driving in Souza.

''A bang-bang play at first that they overturned to give them an extra out, and the sacrifice fly, otherwise that's the end of an inning,'' Red Sox manager John Farrell said. ''So unfortunately the way things have gone for Rick, he pitches well and yet we come up on the short end offensively.''

Xander Bogaerts beat out an infield chopper in the first, Betts singled to center in the third and Mitch Moreland doubled in the ninth for Boston's only hits.

Mallex Smith had two of Tampa Bay's six hits, including a two-out triple in the seventh.

The win got the Rays within 4 1/2 games of the AL East-leading Red Sox with one game left before the All-Star break.

''When you're walking off the mound you feel like that was just cool to be part of it,'' Cobb said. ''The magnitude of it being the Red Sox and going into the All-Star break and us being in and out of the wild card - all those factors come into play when you think about tonight.''

PORCELLO WOES

Porcello received no run support for the ninth time in his 19 starts. He is 0-3 against the Rays this season after going 5-0 in six starts against them last season.

Porcello is the second reigning Cy Young Award winner to have 11 losses by the All-Star break the following season. Gaylord Perry did it in 1973.

SETTING THINGS UP

Farrell said left-hander Drew Pomeranz will start Friday night's first game after the All-Star break against the New York Yankees, with left-hander Chris Sale starting Saturday. Porcello and lefty David Price face the Yankees in a Sunday doubleheader.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Bogaerts, who sat out Friday's game with a sore right hand, returned to the lineup. ... LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (right knee) will make a third rehab appearance Sunday with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rays: 1B Rickie Weeks Jr. (right shoulder) is set to resume on-field batting practice.

UP NEXT

Tampa Bay All-Star RHP Chris Archer (7-5) and one-time Rays ace Price (4-2) are Sunday's starters. Archer is 2-11 with a 5.14 ERA in 17 starts against Boston.

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  • W: A. Cobb (7-6)L: R. Porcello (4-11)S: A. Colome (24)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Pedroia 2B40000001.298.378.382.7610.0
X. Bogaerts SS30100100.308.364.454.8182.0
M. Moreland 1B40100001.260.349.450.7992.0
D. Marrero PR00000000.225.266.349.6150.0
H. Ramirez DH40000023.257.344.442.787-1.0
A. Benintendi CF30000111.282.361.452.8130.5
C. Young LF40000003.255.339.386.7250.0
S. Leon C20000100.244.291.381.6721.0
S. Travis PR0000-000.275.341.375.000-
C. Vazquez C00000000.273.310.366.6760.0
T. Lin 3B30000011.286.405.400.805-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith CF-LF40200012.336.402.429.8303.5
    C. Dickerson DH40000012.312.356.547.903-0.5
    E. Longoria 3B30100001.258.318.428.7465.0
    L. Morrison 1B40000023.260.368.569.938-1.0
    S. Souza RF41100021.267.365.495.8601.0
    B. Miller 2B30100010.208.358.319.6770.5
    A. Hechavarria SS30000002.265.276.343.6190.0
    S. Peterson LF20100000.259.333.431.7642.0
    P. Bourjos CF00000000.247.300.441.7410.0
    J. Sucre C20010001.245.265.396.6621.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Moreland (19)
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Longoria (22)
      • 3B - M. Smith (2)
      • SF - J. Sucre (3)
      • RBI - J. Sucre (21)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Longoria (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - B. Miller (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (L, 4-11)8.06110704.751.4318.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (L, 4-11)8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb (W, 7-6)7.22001303.751.2429.5
      A. Colome (S, 24)1.11002103.861.367.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb (W, 7-6)7.2
      A. Colome (S, 24)1.1
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Porcello 2 (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 111-80
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 8-9
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 32
      PITCHING
      • IBB - A. Colome (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 111-67, A. Colome 30-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 12-9, A. Colome 1-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 27, A. Colome 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF40100001.272.350.484.8341.0
      D. Pedroia 2B40000001.298.378.382.7610.0
      X. Bogaerts SS30100100.308.364.454.8182.0
      M. Moreland 1B40100001.260.349.450.7992.0
      D. Marrero PR00000000.225.266.349.6150.0
      H. Ramirez DH40000023.257.344.442.787-1.0
      A. Benintendi CF30000111.282.361.452.8130.5
      C. Young LF40000003.255.339.386.7250.0
      S. Leon C20000100.244.291.381.6721.0
      S. Travis PR0000-000.275.341.375.000-
      C. Vazquez C00000000.273.310.366.6760.0
      T. Lin 3B30000011.286.405.400.805-0.5
      Total3103003411-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Smith CF-LF40200012.336.402.429.8303.5
        C. Dickerson DH40000012.312.356.547.903-0.5
        E. Longoria 3B30100001.258.318.428.7465.0
        L. Morrison 1B40000023.260.368.569.938-1.0
        S. Souza RF41100021.267.365.495.8601.0
        B. Miller 2B30100010.208.358.319.6770.5
        A. Hechavarria SS30000002.265.276.343.6190.0
        S. Peterson LF20100000.259.333.431.7642.0
        P. Bourjos CF00000000.247.300.441.7410.0
        J. Sucre C20010001.245.265.396.6621.0
        Total2916100712-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Moreland (19)
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Longoria (22)
          • 3B - M. Smith (2)
          • SF - J. Sucre (3)
          • RBI - J. Sucre (21)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - E. Longoria (3)
          FIELDING
          • E - B. Miller (9)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Porcello (L, 4-11)8.06110704.751.4318.5
          Total8.0611070---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Porcello (L, 4-11)8.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cobb (W, 7-6)7.22001303.751.2429.5
          A. Colome (S, 24)1.11002103.861.367.5
          Total9.0300340---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cobb (W, 7-6)7.2
          A. Colome (S, 24)1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - R. Porcello 2 (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 111-80
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 8-9
          • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 32
          PITCHING
          • IBB - A. Colome (7)
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 111-67, A. Colome 30-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 12-9, A. Colome 1-2
          • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 27, A. Colome 7
          • 2ND INNING
            Sucre hit sacrifice fly to center, Souza scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • A. Colome Pitching:
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moreland doubled to deep right, Bogaerts to third
            • Deven Marrero ran for Mitch Moreland
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • A. Benintendi: Benintendi intentionally walked
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Young popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Peter Bourjos in center
            • Mallex Smith in left
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Young popped out to second
            • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Leon walked
            • Sam Travis ran for Sandy Leon
            • T. Lin: Ball, Ball (pitchout), Foul, Lin lined out to right
            • Alex Colome relieved Alex Cobb
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts flied out to center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Christian Vazquez catching
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria flied out to deep right
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike looking, Morrison flied out to deep right
            • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Souza struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Moreland safe at first on 2nd baseman Miller fielding error
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez popped out to second
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • S. Peterson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Peterson flied out to deep center
            • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Sucre grounded out to third
            • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Smith tripled to deep right center
            • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Foul, Dickerson grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • T. Lin: Ball, Lin flied out to left
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts flied out to left
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • S. Souza: Foul, Souza grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Miller: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hechavarria grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Benintendi lined out to center
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Young grounded out to third
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Leon lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Smith grounded bunt out to pitcher
            • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Dickerson struck out on foul tip
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Longoria doubled to right
            • L. Morrison: Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria stole third, Ball, Foul tip, Morrison struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to second
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moreland grounded out to third
            • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Miller lined out to shortstop
            • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hechavarria popped out to first
            • S. Peterson: Peterson singled to shallow left
            • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Sucre flied out to deep center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Leon popped out to third
            • T. Lin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts singled to center
            • D. Pedroia: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Dickerson popped out to shortstop
            • E. Longoria: Foul, Ball, Longoria hit by pitch
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Morrison popped out to shortstop
            • S. Souza: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez lined out to shortstop
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Young grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Souza singled to right
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Foul, Miller singled to right, Souza to second
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Souza to third, Miller out at second
            • S. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peterson hit by pitch, Hechavarria to second
            • J. Sucre: Ball, Sucre hit sacrifice fly to center, Souza scored
            • M. Smith: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts grounded out to third
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moreland flied out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith singled to shallow center
            • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Dickerson grounded out to pitcher, Smith to second
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria grounded out to third, Smith to third
            • L. Morrison: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)