ST. PETERSBURG There's something about Matt Moore and the New York Yankees.
Heck, there's something about the Yankees and Tropicana Field that seems to bring out the best in the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Rays' rookie lefthander made his big-league debut against New York last September and picked up the win with a standout performance. Monday night, Moore faced the Yankees for the first time since that initial outing and in spite of a most in auspicious start once again came up big.
After falling behind 2-0 in a four-hit first with a misplayed fly ball by rightfielder Hideki Matsui resulting in an RBI double he settled down to keep the AL East leaders in check through the seventh. And that performance helped Tampa Bay score a 4-3 comeback victory in a nationally televised ESPN contest its fourth straight triumph at home over New York and eighth in a row at the Trop overall.
"A tough first inning, awkward stuff happening, but he did not break," said manager Joe Maddon. "He didn't e...