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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: The Rays Hold On, Despite Shaky Bullpen

Alex Cobb flashed former brilliance, and Corey Dickerson had another multi-hit day

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays just barely held on as they defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 6-5. The bullpen made it interesting as Tommy Hunter allowed a run in the eighth and the usually sure handed Alex Colome made things interesting as he allowed two runs in the 9th, but managed to strikeout Scott Schebler to end the game.

Alex Cobb looked great as he continues to regain his split-change. Cobb worked seven innings and allowed two runs on eight hits, while Hunter and Colome allowed three runs over the final two innings.

On the offensive side of things, Jesus Sucre hit a Game 162 esque home run and Corey Dickerson would soon follow that up with opposite field blast of his own as part of another multi-hit game for the Rays MVP candidate.

The Rays are now 38-36 on the season, three and half games behind the Boston Red Sox in the division and are tied for the second Wild Card spot with the Minnesota Twins.