Found July 23, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore wanted to smile when he reached the mound in the ninth inning Monday needing only three outs for the first shutout (or complete game of any sort) of his career.
"It was a lot of fun," he said.
But Moore resisted the urge to crack even the shyest of grins, as well as the urge to speed things up and sprint for the finish line.
Instead, he stayed with what had been working all night. He looked for the sign from catcher Jose Lobaton, threw the pitch that was called and put the finishing touches on a 3-0 victory against the first-place Boston Red Sox during the opening round of their four-game series.
With the victory the Rays moved to within a half-game of the division leaders.
"I think that's probably the best game I've ever thrown, taking into consideration the Red Sox are playing pretty well right now and we're on the road," Moore said.
Moore extended his winning streak to six games and improved hi...
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Matt Moore is no joke.
Moore came in the hottest of all the Rays with a 4-0 record and a 1.35 ERA in his past month and he single handedly brought Tampa to within a half game of top of the AL East with a two hit shutout as the Rays beat the Red Sox with a 3-0 victory. Moore got his first career complete game shutout and his AL leading 14th win.
For the Sox, Brandon Workman pitched...
Tampa Bay Rays lefty Matt Moore pitched a two-hut shutout to win his 14th game and beat the Boston Red Sox in game one of a four game series against the Boston. The win moved Tampa Bay within a half game of the Red Sox in the American League East.
Ben Zobrist had three hits and James Loney drove in two runs for the Rays, who earned their sixth consecutive victory and won for the...
BOSTON (AP) -- Matt Moore pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 on Monday night to move within a half-game of first place in the AL East.
Ben Zobrist had three hits and James Loney drove in two runs for the Rays, who earned their sixth consecutive victory and won for the 18th time in 20 games.
In his first start since...
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb left a rehab start Tuesday night in Port Charlotte, Fla., early because of a blister on his right index finger.
Cobb, pitching for the Class A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs, threw two pitches against the Dunedin Blue Jays, a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate, before leaving the mound at Charlotte Sports Park as a precaution. The appearance was his...
The Tampa Bay Rays opened a four-game series in Boston with a convincing 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night to move to within a half game of the Red Sox in the American League East. Matt Moore went the distance for Tampa Bay to pick up his 14th win. Moore allowed [...]
It may have been the late game the night before but the Red Sox came out and were shut down imediatly by Matt Moore, who single handidly pulled the Tampa Bay Rays to within .5 a game of the Red Sox in the AL East standings. Here are the 3 stars of last nights game.
Star 3: Ben Zobrist
Zobrist went 3-5 last night, getting more hits than the entire...
The Tampa Bay Rays' Yunel Escobar was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game on Saturday as he is trying to heal a mild right-hamstring strain.
"He's feeling a lot better today, to the point where it's not sore," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "But I don't want to push it, because I don't think it's necessary. But he's definitely...
On Friday night while prospect Junior Lake was making his major league debut, it seemed like Matt Garza was going to be packing his bags for Arlington. The Cubs and Rangers had a deal set in place, and got to the point of swapping the medical records of all the players trading sides. After looking at all the records, the Cubs were concerned about one of the players they were to receive...
The Tampa Bay Rays are the hottest team in baseball right now. The Rays have won five straight games, 17 of their last 19 and are 15-2 in July.
Tonight the Rays invade Fenway Park looking to lay claim to first place in the American League East. The Red Sox currently lead the Rays by 1 1/2 games.
There's a lot on the line.
The Red Sox can put some distance between themselves and the white-hot Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East race this week during their four-game series. But the Rays won’t be easy to hold off, especially after Monday’s Tampa Bay win.
The Rays haven’t lost a series since dropping two of three at Fenway on June 18-19 (when the Sox swept a doubleheader). They entered this...
After the All-Star break the Tampa Bay Rays are forced to run the gauntlet of the American League East with a 10-game road trip that began in Toronto, with stops in Boston and New York as well. A clean sweep of the Blue Jays over the weekend was the perfect jumping off point for a [...]
Jon Lester matched his season high with eight strikeouts and overcame homers by Wil Myers and Evan Longoria as the Boston Red Sox remained in first place with a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
The Red Sox moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Rays in the AL East and stayed atop the division for the 58th consecutive day.
The loss ended the Rays' six-game winning streak...
The two best teams in the American League happen to reside in the AL East. They also happen to clash tonight in Fenway Park for the first of a four-game series.
Although the Boston Red Sox (60-40) are 9-3 against the Tampa Bay Rays (58-41) this season, those first 12 games came at a time when the Rays were middling around the lower-half of the...
The Red Sox and Rays are preparing for a humongous late July 4-game series starting in Fenway Park tonight and the importance of this series shows how much the landscape of the AL East has changed over only the last 9 months. Last year neither team even made the playoffs (The Yankees and Orioles did) but it would be, at least to me, a shock if neither of these teams made the post...
The Tampa Bay Rays entered Tuesday’s contest with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park just a half game back in the American League East. The Rays would catapult the Red Sox in the division with a victory, but the night would belong to the Red Sox as Boston took the second game of the [...]