Cobb, Rays Shut Down Twins, Tightening AL Wildcard Race 05 Sep 17

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson hit his 26th home run and also doubled twice, powering the Tampa Bay Rays past the Twins 11-4 Monday night to tighten the AL wild-card race.

The Twins’ lead for the second wild-card spot was trimmed to a half-game by the Angels.

Logan Morrison, who got his 36th homer, and Kevin Kiermaier each added three hits for the Rays. Evan Longoria drove in three runs with a pair of singles.

Alex Cobb gave up one run on three hits while striking out seven in 5.2 innings. He retired nine in a row before giving up a double to Joe Mauer in the sixth.

Mauer stretched his hitting streak to 13 games. Brian Dozier hit his 28th homer for the Twins, but Jose Berrios gave up five runs on seven hits in five innings, falling to 12-7. Game two will be at 6:10 tonight.