CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Alex Cobb was removed for precautionary reasons because of right forearm tightness after tossing three perfect innings in Tampa Bay’s 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
Cobb said the injury isn’t serious. The right-hander is expected to be the Rays’ opening day starter.READ MORE: Woman Had Several Valuable Items Stolen While Helping Stranger In West Deptford, Police Say
Logan Forsythe hit a pair of opposite-field solo homers, and Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run shot for the Rays.
Phillies starter David Buchanan threw four sharp innings, allowing one run, two hits and striking out six.READ MORE: Southwest Philadelphia Shooting Leaves 17-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured: Police
Forsythe connected off Phillippe Aumont on a 3-2 pitch in the fifth and drove a 1-1 pitch off Elvis Araujo out to right in the seventh.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI single off Buchanan in the fourth.
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