ALCS OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS DETROIT TIGERS
Detroit Tigers reliever Fernando Rodney points out Oakland A's Nick Swisher's pop up to the infielders in the sixth inning of the ALCS at McAfee Park in Oakland, California on October 10, 2006. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
Alex Cobb hurled 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball and the Tampa Bay Rays used a pair of early homers Tuesday to get past Toronto 4-3.
Matt Moore improved to 8-0 with seven innings of one-run ball Sunday and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Baltimore 3-1 to complete a three-game sweep.
Will Middlebrooks powered a three-run double to deep left field with two out in the ninth Thursday, rallying Boston to a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay.
Matt Moore settled down after allowing three early runs Tuesday and ran his record to 7-0 in the Tampa Bay Rays' 5-3 victory over Boston.
Roberto Hernandez threw six effective innings Sunday, staking the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win and three-game interleague sweep of San Diego.
Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist both drove in two runs during the seventh inning Friday, rallying Tampa Bay past San Diego 6-3.
J.P. Arencibia smacked a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning Monday and the Toronto Blue Jays overcame a seven-run deficit to stun Tampa Bay 8-7.
Kelly Johnson's two-run blast highlighted Tampa Bay's three-run 10th inning Friday that boosted the Rays to a 7-4 win over Colorado.
Alex Cobb came within two outs of recording a complete-game shutout Wednesday, striking out seven while carrying Tampa Bay past the New York Yankees 3-0.
Jeremy Hellickson and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout Saturday, hurling the Tampa Bay Rays to a 1-0 decision over Oakland.