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MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 1

Sept. 21, 2013 at 4:37 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Desmond Jennings drove in four runs and Alex Cobb tossed eight solid innings Saturday in the Tampa Bay Rays' 5-1 victory over Baltimore.

Desmond's three-run homer in the fifth inning with Jose Molina and Yunel Escobar aboard broke a scoreless tie and the Rays center fielder added a run-scoring triple in the seventh.

Cobb (10-3) yielded just one run on five hits over 8 1/3 innings, striking out 12 and walking two. He improved to 4-1 in eight starts since his Aug. 15 return from an injury.

The victory was a crucial one for the Rays, who outlasted Baltimore 5-4 in 18 innings Friday to grab a one-half game lead over Cleveland for the first American League wild-card spot with nine contests remaining.

Miguel Gonzalez (10-8) allowed three runs, walking five while allowing two hits for Baltimore, which fell three games off the wild-card pace.

Adam Jones provided the Orioles' only RBI.

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