Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/16/12

Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore had two very good innings to start Sunday's game at Yankee Stadium.

After a very bad third, he was done.

Moore blew up in the third, allowing five runs, the big hit a three-run homer by Russell Martin after Moore was ahead in the count 0-and-2. The New York Yankees hung on to win 6-4.

Moore has lost his last four starts and has lasted only four and three innings in his last two. He said he feels fine, which actually has made it more frustrating given the circumstances.

"There's no excuse," he said. "It's got to be way better than that in this situation as a club where we're sitting."

Manager Joe Maddon said it may simply be a matter of the 23-year-old's inexperience showing.

"Matt had great stuff, and he was on his way to a really good game, and I believe a lot of that has to do with a little bit of inexperience," he said. "Because even though he had done well last year at the end of the season, it's different. It's different going through an entire major league baseball season, the wear and tear of it, the emotional component, all of that stuff."

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