American League Playoff Game Capsules

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Updated: October 2, 2013

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – The Tampa Bay Rays survived their third
must-win road game in four days on the backs of an inexperienced starter and
an opportunistic offense. Alex Cobb tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, Delmon
Young belted a solo homer and Desmond Jennings hit a two-run double to carry
the Rays into the AL Division Series with a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland
Indians. Joe Maddon gave the ball to an untested Cobb (1-0) for the wild card
showdown, and the right-hander delivered for his manager in his first
playoff start, scattering eight hits and a walk while working out of several
jams. The Rays will stay on the road for the ALDS, with their series against
the Red Sox starting in Boston on Friday. Danny Salazar (0-1), who started
the season in Double-A and deservedly worked his way into the Indians’
rotation, lasted just four-plus innings and surrendered three runs on four
hits and a pair of walks. Cleveland, in the playoffs for the first time
since 2007 thanks to a 10-game winning streak to end the regular season, fell
down early, squandered several opportunities in the middle innings and saw
its three top hitters in the lineup go a combined 0-for-12 with 12 left on
base.