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Cobb withstands 3 homers to help Tampa Bay beat Rockies 8-3

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    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of an MLB interleague baseball game in Denver on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The Associated Press

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    Colorado Rockies' Wilin Rosario, left, congratulates teammate Troy Tulowitzki who returns to the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Denver, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The Associated Press

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    Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ryan Roberts, top, avoids Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez as he slides into second base after being put out on the front end of a double play hit into by Troy Tulowitzki to end the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game in Denver on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The Associated Press

Alex Cobb pitched effectively into the seventh inning, withstanding three solo homers by Colorado and helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Rockies 8-3 Sunday.

Jose Lobaton, Ryan Roberts and Kelly Johnson each drove in two runs for the Rays. Tampa Bay took two of three and won a series at Coors Field for the first time in four visits.

Cobb (4-2) went 6 2-3 innings and allowed eight hits. Nolan Arenado hit a two-out homer in the seventh that pulled the Rockies within 6-3, a day after the rookie had a grand slam.