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Alex Cobb stays hot with first complete game in five years as Orioles top Indians, 4-2

Alex Cobb stays hot with first complete game in five years as Orioles top Indians, 4-2

With three outs to go for his first complete game in nearly five years, Alex Cobb laid out on the infield grass of Progressive Field just how much it would mean to him to mark his progress back from a miserable first half.

He actually, literally laid out. After his 2-2 changeup shattered Francisco Lindor’s bat on a slow chopper to Cobb’s left, the 30-year-old right-hander went into a full dive in an attempt to knock it down. He avoided the bat shards, second baseman Jonathan Villar cleaned it up and two groundouts later, Cobb had his best start in an Orioles uniform and the team had a well-earned 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians before a sellout crowd of 35,007.

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