Admittedly the heart rate had quickened with Fernando Rodney  on the mound holding a 3-1 lead but he was up to the task. He threw strikes and as a result needed only 10 pitches to dispose of Chris Davis  on a fly out and Nate McLouth  and J.J. Hardy  on ground outs to secure the Rays victory for Matt Moore  (8-0, 2.29 ERA) and picked up his 8th save. The victory improves the Rays record to a season high 3 games over .500 at 23-20. Chris Tillman  (3-2, 3.52 ERA) took the loss and the Orioles are now even with the Rays at 23-20 on the year.
Matt Moore  worked 7 strong innings allowing 1R/ER on 5 hits striking out 3 and walking 1. In working 7 inning he threw 106 pitches and 64 strikes. Joel Peralta  worked a perfect 8th and Fernando Rodney  a perfect 9th giving the Rays a 3-game sweep. The only run that Matt Moore  gave up was after a fly ball got off the bat of Manny Machado  got by the converging Matt Joyce and Desmond Jennings  for a triple and he came in to score on a single by Adam Jones .
In picking up his 8th win on the season Moore becomes the youngest left handed pitcher to start the season 8-0 since Babe Ruth  in 1917. The victory also sets the Rays franchise record for consecutive wins with 9 (dating back to last season).
Chris Tillman  gave the Orioles a quality start going 6 innings and allowing 3R/ER on 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking 1. He was replaced by lefty T.J. McFarland  worked 2.1 scoreless innings and Pedro Strop  who 0.2 scoreless innings. Tillman was hurt by the long ball giving up solo homers to both Luke Scott  and Matt Joyce.
Joyce’s home run was originally ruled a double. Orioles manager Buck Showalter  came out to argue that the ball was foul and Joe Maddon  came out to argue that the ball had actually clipped the foul pole and should have been ruled a home run. After a lengthy on-field discussion the umpires went to the video review and came out and ruled it a home run.
Note: Evan Longoria  extended his hitting streak to 13 games.
Up Next: The Rays head to Toronto to begin a 3 game series with the Blue Jays beginning tomorrow afternoon at 1:07.
Jake Odorizzi  making his Rays debut up against Jays right hander R.A Dickey (3-5, 4.83 ERA).