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Cobb, Joyce lead Rays over Atlanta 5-2

8:00 PM, May 19, 2012   |    comments
Alex Cobb, seen here in his Major League debut.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Alex Cobb won his first start of the season, Matt Joyce hit a grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Saturday.

Cobb (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings and retired his last 10 batters.

Cobb was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday night to take the place of Jeff Niemann, who is on the 60-day disabled list with an injured right leg.

Joel Peralta pitched the eighth before Fernando Rodney got three outs for his 13th save.

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