Matt Moore Continues Dominance in 6-2 Win

By:  Stephen Parsons

Matt Moore

Matt Moore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tampa has had a rough start to the 2013 season.  Matt Moore has not had a rough start, he has been brilliant this year yet to allow a run.

Kelly Johnson and Shelly Duncan hit solo home runs in the 1st and 2nd inning giving the Rays a 2-0 lead early in Camden Yards.

In the 3rd inning, it finally happened.  Adam Jones hit a 2-run home run, tying the game at 2 a piece.

In the 4th inning, James Loney would hit a 2-run double that would kick away from center fielder Adam Jones that would score both Longoria and Duncan making it a 4-2 Rays lead.

In the 6th, Yunel Escobar would hit a RBI single scoring James Loney.

In the 8th James Loney drove in Matt Joyce with a single.  Tampa would lead it 6-2, and that would be plenty behind the dominant pitching of Matt Moore.

Moore would throw for 6 and 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits.  He would walk 3, but struck out 7 Baltimore hitters.

James Loney would go 3 for 3 with 3 runs batted in.

Chris Tillman allowed 4 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings of work.  He took the loss dropping to 0-1 with a 7.07 ERA.

Matt Moore picked up the win improving to 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA.

Time of the game was 3 hours and 3 minutes.  The game attendance was 13,591.

My Thoughts:

Big win for Tampa tonight, they have had a bad start and need to start winning some ball games.  Matt Moore is proving to grow up as a starter in picking up his team when they needed a big win.

Coming Up Next:

Rays ace David Price takes the mound, he is 0-1 with a 5.82 ERA.  He will face off against Miguel Gonzalez who is 1-1 with a 2.92 ERA.

First Pitch is at 7:05 PM at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

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