UPDATE: So much for that. After Stephen Drew popped out to begin the bottom of the eighth inning, Chris Young hit a double to the right-center field gap to break up Cobb’s no-hit bid.
9:09 p.m. ET: The Yankees aren’t at 100 percent tonight and Rays right-hander Alex Cobb is taking advantage. He hasn’t allowed a hit through his first seven innings of work. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay holds a 4-0 lead.
Cobb has allowed three baserunners, including a dropped fly ball from Kevin Kiermaier to begin the bottom of the third inning and two walks in the seventh. He’s currently sitting at 94 pitches.
Matt Garza threw the first and only no-hitter in Rays history on July 26, 2010 against the Tigers. Stay tuned to see if Cobb will be the second.
Red Sox southpaw David Price was lifted in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Astros. While there was some initial concern that he might have trigged the elbow tendinitis that has been affecting him lately, manager Alex Cora was quick to clarify the situation as the result of “flu-like symptoms.”
Price pitched just 2/3 of an inning, inducing a first-pitch fly out from Aledmys Díaz, striking out Alex Bregman, and allowing a single to Michael Brantley before making his departure from the mound. He was replaced by rookie right-hander Colten Brewer.
Barring further complications, Price will likely stay on track to make his next scheduled start during the Red Sox’ upcoming road trip. Entering Saturday’s match-up, the 33-year-old lefty carried a 2-2 record in seven starts with a 3.29 ERA, 2.2 BB/9, and 10.1 SO/9 across 41 innings in 2019.
Following Price’s removal, the Red Sox are still tied 0-0 with the Astros in the fifth.