Josh Harrison has broken up a no-hit bid by Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb in the seventh inning. Harrison beat the shift and singled to right field leading off the seventh for the Pittsburgh Pirates' first hit. Cobb pitched three perfect innings Tuesday before Harrison walked with one out in the fourth. Cobb retired the final two batters in the fourth and got Pittsburgh to fly out three times in the fifth. Cobb kept the no-hitter intact in the sixth with two groundouts before striking out Adam Frazier on three pitches. In his past three starts, Cobb has allowed fewer than three earned runs with two wins.
PITTSBURGH -- Eyes could be on the closers when the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays open a three-game series Tuesday at PNC Park. The reasons, however, are different. For Tampa Bay (40-38), Alex Colome fell to 1-3 after he blew two games in a row on Saturday and Sunday against Baltimore. "We've just got to go in and finish teams off," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. Colome, who has 20 saves in 23 opportunities, does not describe himself as struggling. "I feel like every time I go out, there's nothing different. I just missed, like, one pitch," Colome told the Tampa Bay Times after Sunday's 8-5 loss. Cash also stopped way short of raising a red flag. "I'm not reading anything into Alex's issue
The Washington Nationals broke a team record in an MLB win, while Adrian Beltre blasted a home run on Tuesday. The Nationals accumulated seven steals during a 6-1 win against the Chicago Cubs. Trea Turner tied an individual record he had previously