Cobb hit hard but elbow fine in Rays’ 11-5 loss to Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alex Cobb lasted just four outs but the Tampa Bay Rays still got some positive news.

The right-hander’s surgically repaired elbow got through it fine.

Cobb, making his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery, allowed seven runs and nine hits as the Rays lost 11-5 to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.

“No concerns with the elbow,” Cobb said. “I’m very thankful that I’m healthy. There’s no physical questions.”

Cobb gave up seven runs on nine hits and a walk. His ERA jumped from 3.06 to 6.16.

“In fairness to Alex, we’ve all got to allow him to go through this a little bit,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. “He’s been impressive with what he’s done for us in three starts, and we all know he’s more of the guy he’s shown up until today.”

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