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Rays Offense Backs Moore With Dozen Runs, Defeat Astros 12-0

Posted By Steve Kinsella On July 1, 2013 @ 11:53 PM In Florida News,Insider Main,Legacy,main feature,MLB | No Comments

Welcome July! The Rays kicked off the month of July and 4-game series with the Houston Astros by matching their season high single game run total defeating the Astros 12-0 to improve to 44-39. The Astros fall to 1-5 on their current 9 game home stand and their record drops to 30-52 on the year.

[1]Matt Moore [2] (11-3, 3.65 ERA) dominated an Astros lineup that appeared over-matched throughout the game delivering 7 innings allowing just 2 hits while striking out 9 and walking 3.  He threw 101 pitches and 61 were for strikes. Cesar Ramos [3] came in to work the final 2 innings without allowing a hit and striking out 2.

The only time he was challenged was in the bottom of the 4th when he walked Jason Castro [4] to lead off the  inning and Chris Carter [5] followed with a single to put runners on the corner with nobody out. Moore responded by striking out J.D. Martinez [6] on 3 pitches and getting Matt Dominguez [7] to ground into an inning ending double play.

The Rays stranded 5 runners in the first two innings against Astros starter Dallas Keuchel [8] (4-5, 4.65 ERA) but that was about the only time they were frustrated as they banged out 17 hits and pushed across a dozen runs.

In addition to the 17 hits the Rays drew 7 walks including 2 by Wil Myers [9] who had drawn just 1 walk in his previous 55 plate appearances.

With the exception of Yunel Escobar [10] every Rays starter had a hit and Escobar reached base via two walks. Sean Rodriguez [11], Ryan Roberts [12], Jose Lobaton [13], and Sam Fuld [14] all had at least three hits with Sean Rodriguez leading the way with 4-hits.

  • It was Sean Rodriguez  first 4-hit game of his career.
  • Ryan Roberts doesn’t want to return to Triple-A tomorrow when David Price [15] is activated and to prove his point he belted two home runs. It was his 4th multi-homer game of his career and the second time this season (vs C.C. Sabathia and New York Yankees on April 22nd) he’s hit two home runs in a game.
  • It was Jose Lobaton’s 10th multi-hit game of the season and 4th 3-hit game and he raises his average to .285 on the year.
  • It was Sam Fulds first 3-hit game since August 28, 2012 against the Texas Rangers.


The Rays and Astros will meet tomorrow at 8:10 p.m. David Price (1-4, 5.24 ERA) will be making his first start since May 15th. The Astros counter with left hander Erik Bedard [16] (3-3, 4.44 ERA).

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[2] Matt Moore: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/moorema02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[3] Cesar Ramos: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ramosce01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] Jason Castro: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/castrja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[5] Chris Carter: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=cartech01,cartech02&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[6] J.D. Martinez: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/martijd02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[7] Matt Dominguez: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dominma01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[8] Dallas Keuchel: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/keuchda01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[9] Wil Myers: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=,myerswi01&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[10] Yunel Escobar: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/escobyu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[11] Sean Rodriguez: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodrise01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[12] Ryan Roberts: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/roberry01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[13] Jose Lobaton: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lobatjo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[14] Sam Fuld: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fuldsa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[15] David Price: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/priceda01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[16] Erik Bedard: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bedarer01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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