Rays rough up former teammate Cobb in 8-4 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) On a night in which Alex Cobb was treated poorly by his former teammates, the Tampa Bay Rays welcomed their newest member with pride and compassion.

Joey Wendle had three hits and two RBIs, Adeiny Hechavarria homered and Tampa Bay beat Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Wednesday night.

The game marked the return of left-hander Jonny Venters following a six-year absence and four major elbow operations, including three Tommy John surgeries. After being recalled from Triple-A Durham earlier in the day, the 33-year-old Venters used four pitches to retire Chris Davis - the only batter he faced - on a grounder in the sixth inning.

Before walking onto the field, Venters acknowledged it was ''an emotional day.'' After he got there, those feelings intensified.

''It hit me once I got in the dugout and looked around and soaked it all in. It was overwhelming,'' Venters said. ''But once I got out there, it was just like pitching again. I'm glad it went well and got that first one behind me.''

Cobb, meanwhile, received a rude greeting from the Rays in his first appearance against them since joining the Orioles as a free agent in March following a six-year run in Tampa Bay.

Denard Span ripped a double on Cobb's first pitch of the night, and the right-hander exited during a four-run fifth inning after allowing five runs and 10 hits.

''There's no excuses. There's things that are off on my end,'' Cobb said. ''Nothing changed there in that game other than me faltering a bit toward the end and them capitalizing.''

In his three starts since signing a four-year, $57 million contract with Baltimore, Cobb (0-3) has yielded 17 runs and 30 hits.

Chance Sisco homered and newcomer Jace Peterson had two RBIs for the Orioles, who have lost 10 of 11.

The Rays have won five in a row, scoring at least eight runs in its last four games.

A steady rain began to fall in the fifth inning, and that's when Tampa Bay began pelting Cobb with hits to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 lead. C.J. Cron doubled in two runs , Brad Miller delivered a sacrifice fly and Wendle added an RBI single.

Sisco connected off starter Jake Faria in the bottom half, but Hechavarria restored the two-run cushion with a solo shot in the sixth.

Rookie Andrew Kittredge (1-2) got two outs in the fifth to earn his first major league win.

STAT PACK

Baltimore's Anthony Santander snapped an 0-for-12 skid with a second-inning double. ... Wendle had his sixth multihit game of the year, including three in a row. ... Adam Jones hit two doubles and now has 556 extra-base hits as an Oriole, one short of tying Boog Powell for fifth place on the team list.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: INF Matt Duffy (right hamstring strain) could be activated from the DL on Friday, Cash said. ... RHP Nathan Eovaldi, who underwent surgery on March 30 to remove loose pieces of cartilage from his elbow, has had a ''pretty remarkable'' recovery so far, Cash said, though no timetable has been set for his return.

Orioles: INF Tim Beckham (groin) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Beckham must decide whether to have surgery, which would likely fix the problem but force him to miss at least six weeks. ... DH Mark Trumbo (quad strain) went 0 for 4 with Double-A Bowie but is edging closer to returning. ''He feels good,'' manager Buck Showalter said.

UP NEXT

Rays: Chris Archer (1-1, 6.59 ERA) starts the series finale Thursday night. Archer has yielded at least one HR in five straight games.

Orioles: Dylan Bundy (1-2, 1.42 ERA) has given up five earned runs in his five starts and limited the opposition to a .220 batting average.

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TB9-13
1000412008140
BAL6-18
120010000450
  • W: A. Kittredge (1-2)L: A. Cobb (0-3)
  • HR: TB - A. Hechavarria (2), BAL - C. Sisco (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span LF52200001.270.373.413.7865.0
C. Cron DH51120001.268.315.500.8155.0
C. Gomez RF50100011.163.226.302.5280.5
B. Miller 1B40120011.190.271.286.5572.5
D. Robertson 3B32200101.340.500.5741.0748.0
J. Wendle 2B51320003.328.400.492.8928.0
W. Ramos C30110101.246.303.361.6644.0
M. Smith CF40100013.338.403.446.8492.5
A. Hechavarria SS42211012.288.321.384.7057.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF31000131.271.344.400.7440.5
    C. Sisco C41111032.255.327.383.7104.5
    M. Machado SS40000001.344.430.6771.1070.0
    A. Jones CF40210000.250.260.420.6805.0
    C. Davis 1B40000012.160.261.259.520-0.5
    D. Valencia 3B40000000.135.256.351.6070.0
    P. Alvarez DH21000210.191.333.362.6952.5
    A. Santander RF41100011.159.197.270.4672.5
    J. Peterson 2B30120011.308.357.385.7423.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Span (4), C. Cron (4), D. Robertson 2 (5), W. Ramos (4)
      • HR - A. Hechavarria (2)
      • SF - B. Miller
      • RBI - C. Cron 2 (15), B. Miller 2 (8), J. Wendle 2 (8), W. Ramos (6), A. Hechavarria (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Wendle
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Jones 2 (8), A. Santander (4), J. Peterson
      • HR - C. Sisco
      • RBI - C. Sisco (6), A. Jones (13), J. Peterson 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Wendle (2), M. Smith (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Faria4.14443516.331.593.5
      A. Kittredge (W, 1-2)0.20000005.231.557.0
      J. Venters (H, 1)0.10000000.000.000.0
      M. Andriese (H, 1)2.21000405.401.287.0
      J. Alvarado1.00000103.271.003.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Faria4.1
      A. Kittredge (W, 1-2)0.2
      J. Venters (H, 1)0.1
      M. Andriese (H, 1)2.2
      J. Alvarado1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb (L, 0-3)4.2105510013.112.83-9.0
      M. Castro1.11110013.601.271.0
      T. Scott1.03220305.791.50-0.5
      P. Araujo2.00001104.851.155.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb (L, 0-3)4.2
      M. Castro1.1
      T. Scott1.0
      P. Araujo2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 83-50, A. Kittredge 8-5, J. Venters 4-3, M. Andriese 28-22, J. Alvarado 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 5-3, A. Kittredge 2-0, J. Venters 1-0, M. Andriese 1-3, J. Alvarado 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Faria 20, A. Kittredge 2, J. Venters, M. Andriese 9, J. Alvarado 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Cobb
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 77-46, M. Castro 19-13, T. Scott 19-14, P. Araujo 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 8-5, M. Castro 1-3, P. Araujo 1-3
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 25, M. Castro 5, T. Scott 6, P. Araujo 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TB9-13
      1000412008140
      BAL6-18
      120010000450
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Span LF52200001.270.373.413.7865.0
      C. Cron DH51120001.268.315.500.8155.0
      C. Gomez RF50100011.163.226.302.5280.5
      B. Miller 1B40120011.190.271.286.5572.5
      D. Robertson 3B32200101.340.500.5741.0748.0
      J. Wendle 2B51320003.328.400.492.8928.0
      W. Ramos C30110101.246.303.361.6644.0
      M. Smith CF40100013.338.403.446.8492.5
      A. Hechavarria SS42211012.288.321.384.7057.5
      Total38814812414-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Mancini LF31000131.271.344.400.7440.5
        C. Sisco C41111032.255.327.383.7104.5
        M. Machado SS40000001.344.430.6771.1070.0
        A. Jones CF40210000.250.260.420.6805.0
        C. Davis 1B40000012.160.261.259.520-0.5
        D. Valencia 3B40000000.135.256.351.6070.0
        P. Alvarez DH21000210.191.333.362.6952.5
        A. Santander RF41100011.159.197.270.4672.5
        J. Peterson 2B30120011.308.357.385.7423.5
        Total3245413108-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Span (4), C. Cron (4), D. Robertson 2 (5), W. Ramos (4)
          • HR - A. Hechavarria (2)
          • SF - B. Miller
          • RBI - C. Cron 2 (15), B. Miller 2 (8), J. Wendle 2 (8), W. Ramos (6), A. Hechavarria (12)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Wendle
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Jones 2 (8), A. Santander (4), J. Peterson
          • HR - C. Sisco
          • RBI - C. Sisco (6), A. Jones (13), J. Peterson 2 (2)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones (5)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Wendle (2), M. Smith (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Faria4.14443516.331.593.5
          A. Kittredge (W, 1-2)0.20000005.231.557.0
          J. Venters (H, 1)0.10000000.000.000.0
          M. Andriese (H, 1)2.21000405.401.287.0
          J. Alvarado1.00000103.271.003.5
          Total9.05443101---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Faria4.1
          A. Kittredge (W, 1-2)0.2
          J. Venters (H, 1)0.1
          M. Andriese (H, 1)2.2
          J. Alvarado1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cobb (L, 0-3)4.2105510013.112.83-9.0
          M. Castro1.11110013.601.271.0
          T. Scott1.03220305.791.50-0.5
          P. Araujo2.00001104.851.155.5
          Total9.01488241---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cobb (L, 0-3)4.2
          M. Castro1.1
          T. Scott1.0
          P. Araujo2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 83-50, A. Kittredge 8-5, J. Venters 4-3, M. Andriese 28-22, J. Alvarado 15-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 5-3, A. Kittredge 2-0, J. Venters 1-0, M. Andriese 1-3, J. Alvarado 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Faria 20, A. Kittredge 2, J. Venters, M. Andriese 9, J. Alvarado 3
          PITCHING
          • HBP - A. Cobb
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 77-46, M. Castro 19-13, T. Scott 19-14, P. Araujo 16-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 8-5, M. Castro 1-3, P. Araujo 1-3
          • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 25, M. Castro 5, T. Scott 6, P. Araujo 6
          • 7TH INNING
            Ramos doubled to deep left, Wendle scored84
            Wendle singled to right, Robertson scored74
          • 6TH INNING
            Hechavarria homered to left center64
          • 5TH INNING
            Sisco homered to left center54
            Wendle singled to center, Robertson scored53
            Miller hit sacrifice fly to center, Cron scored43
            Cron doubled to deep left, Hechavarria and Span scored33
          • 2ND INNING
            Peterson doubled to deep right, Alvarez and Santander scored13
          • 1ST INNING
            Jones doubled to deep left, Mancini scored11
            Miller grounded out to shortstop, Span scored, Gomez to second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • P. Araujo Pitching:
            • B. Miller: Miller flied out to deep right
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Robertson walked
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Wendle grounded into double play shortstop to first, Robertson out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Alvarado relieved Matt Andriese
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike swinging, Valencia flied out to left
            • P. Alvarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
            • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santander grounded out to second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Pedro Araujo relieved Tanner Scott
            • D. Span: Span fouled out to shortstop
            • C. Cron: Cron flied out to left
            • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Andriese Pitching:
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Strike looking, Machado lined out to center
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones doubled to deep left
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Tanner Scott relieved Miguel Castro
            • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Robertson doubled to shallow right
            • J. Wendle: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Wendle singled to right, Robertson scored
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Ramos doubled to deep left, Wendle scored
            • M. Smith: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Smith struck out on foul tip
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Andriese Pitching:
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Castro Pitching:
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria homered to left center
            • D. Span: Strike looking, Foul, Span flied out to shallow left
            • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cron grounded out to third
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Gomez lined out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jonny Venters relieved Andrew Kittredge
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Davis grounded out to third
            • Matt Andriese relieved Jonny Venters
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Valencia fouled out to catcher
            • P. Alvarez: Alvarez grounded out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Ball, Hechavarria singled to deep center
            • D. Span: Span reached on bunt single to pitcher, Hechavarria to second
            • C. Cron: Foul, Ball, Cron doubled to deep left, Hechavarria and Span scored
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez flied out to right, Cron to third
            • B. Miller: Miller hit sacrifice fly to center, Cron scored
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Robertson doubled to left
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Wendle singled to center, Robertson scored
            • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Wendle stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramos walked
            • Miguel Castro relieved Alex Cobb
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smith flied out to right
            • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • C. Sisco: Strike swinging, Sisco homered to left center
            • Andrew Kittredge relieved Jake Faria
            • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jones grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Wendle reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded into double play third to second to first, Wendle out at second
            • M. Smith: Smith lined out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Valencia popped out to first
            • P. Alvarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alvarez walked
            • A. Santander: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Santander flied out to left
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Peterson grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Cron grounded out to third
            • C. Gomez: Gomez grounded out to third
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Miller reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Robertson lined out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Jones grounded out to third
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Foul, Ramos grounded out to third
            • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Smith reached on an infield single to second
            • A. Hechavarria: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Hechavarria flied out to right
            • D. Span: Ball, Smith stole second, Strike looking, Span grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Valencia grounded out to second
            • P. Alvarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alvarez walked
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santander doubled to deep center, Alvarez to third
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Peterson doubled to deep right, Alvarez and Santander scored
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • D. Span: Span doubled to left center
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron grounded out to third
            • C. Gomez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gomez singled to shallow right, Span to third
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Ball, Miller grounded out to shortstop, Span scored, Gomez to second
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Robertson hit by pitch
            • J. Wendle: Foul, Ball, Ball, Wendle grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Machado flied out to center
            • A. Jones: Jones doubled to deep left, Mancini scored
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis lined out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)