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Moore Joins The Babe At 8-0, Rays Defeat O’s

Posted By Steve Kinsella On May 19, 2013 @ 5:23 PM In Florida News,Insider Main,Legacy,main feature,MLB | No Comments

Admittedly the heart rate had quickened with Fernando Rodney [1] 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 [2] on a fly out and Nate McLouth [3] and J.J. Hardy [4]  on ground outs to secure the Rays victory for Matt Moore [5] (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 [6] (3-2, 3.52 ERA) took the loss and the Orioles are now even with the Rays at 23-20 on the year.

[7]Matt Moore [5] 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 [8] worked a perfect 8th and Fernando Rodney [1] a perfect 9th giving the Rays a 3-game sweep.  The only run that Matt Moore [5] gave up was after a fly ball got off the bat of Manny Machado [9] got by the converging Matt Joyce and Desmond Jennings [10] for a triple and he came in to score on a single by Adam Jones [11].

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 [12] in 1917. The victory also sets the Rays franchise record for consecutive wins with 9 (dating back to last season).

Chris Tillman [6] 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 [13] worked 2.1 scoreless innings and Pedro Strop [14] who 0.2 scoreless innings.  Tillman was hurt by the long ball giving up solo homers to both Luke Scott [15] and Matt Joyce.

Joyce’s home run was originally ruled a double. Orioles manager Buck Showalter [16] came out to argue that the ball was foul and Joe Maddon [17] 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 [18] 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 [19] making his Rays debut up against Jays right hander R.A Dickey (3-5, 4.83 ERA).

Tuesday 7:07: Alex Cobb [20] (4-2, 2.89 ERA) versus Ramon Ortiz [21] (1-1, 2.35 ERA)

Wednesday 4:37: Jeremy Hellickson [22] (2-2, 5.82 ERA) versus Mark Buehrle [23] (1-3, 6.33 ERA)



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