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Rays blank Yanks to take series

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Ben Zobrist hit a two-run double and Alex Cobb pitched into the ninth inning, as Tampa Bay earned a 3-0 decision over the Yankees in the rubber match of a three-game series from Tropicana Field.

Sean Rodriguez added a solo shot for the Rays, who remained hot thanks to their sixth win in seven outings.

Cobb (3-1) tossed 8 1/3 innings of three-hit, scoreless ball during which he fanned seven and walked only one. Fernando Rodney recorded the final two outs for his third save.

Andy Pettitte (3-1) suffered his first defeat after yielding seven hits and three runs -- two earned -- over six full frames. The veteran lefty did strike out a season-high 10 batters in the loss for New York, which has dropped three of four.

04/24 22:00:38 ET