Rays end skid, beat Royals
The Rays snapped their three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.
The game was marred by a scary incident in the fifth inning, when Rays starter Alex Cobb was struck on the right ear by a line drive and taken from the field on a stretcher, though he did not lose consciousness.
The Rays took a 3-2 in the third on a two-run homer by Luke Scott, who was back in the lineup hitting third after an extended slump. They added on with homers by Matt Joyce and Evan Longoria.
Alex Torres, who replaced Cobb in the fifth, was awarded the win.
Fernando Rodney, after allowing a two-out hit and a walk, finished for his 14th save.
The teams conclude their four-game series on Sunday, with Roberto Hernandez facing ex-Ray Wade Davis.