There's no place like road for Rays

Alex Cobb's 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball helps Tampa Bay eliminate Cleveland

Originally Published: October 2, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona, the gum-chomping sage of the Cuyahoga, has a standard reply when asked for his opinion on single-game, all-or-nothing playoffs. The Cleveland Indians manager thinks players can either embrace the pressure and the heat and glare of the moment, or figuratively run from it. There's no middle ground.

Alex Cobb, the Tampa Bay Rays' starting pitcher in Wednesday's American League wild-card playoff game with Cleveland, embraced the opportunity firmly enough ...

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