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For starters, Rays at Orioles, with Price and Moore



FINAL UPDATE: A wild game ended 7-7. The Rays scored 5 in the 9th, with big hits by Jesus Feliciano and prospect SS Hak-Ju Lee, to take a 7-5 lead then minor-leaguer Ryan Reid allowed a two-run homer to Ryan Flaherty as the O's tied it. Baltimore loaded the bases in the 10th off Dane De La Rosa but he escaped to preserve the tie.

UPDATE, 3:16: Moore went 1 2/3 in his debut, striking out three and allowing only a walk, sitting 93-96 with his fastball and hitting 97. "I think it went pretty good. ... Physically perfect, just like i'm supposed to feel,'' he said. ... Price wasn't happy with the back to back walks or the homer but said overall he felt fine.  And, no, he didn't towel off his head this time: "Just kind of let it dry.'''

UPDATE, 2:30: Price went 3 2/3, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits (including a 3-run HR to Jai Miller) and walking two. He threw 60 pitches, 38 strikes.

UPDATE, 1:07: Sam Fuld took a ball from ex-Ray Jason Hammel to start the game at 1:07 before a full house at Ed Smith Stadium. News updates will be posted here, following along on Twitter at @TBTimes_Rays .


The scene at Ed Smith Stadium. Photo by Marc Topkin.

UPDATE, 10:40: Nolan Reimold, hit in the face by Alex Cobb last week in Port Charlotte, returns to action today for the Orioles.

The lineup:
Reimold LF
Andino 2B
 Jones CF
 Davis 1B
Wieters C
Hardy SS
Reynolds 3B
Paulino DH
Miller RF
Hammel RHP

UPDATE, 8:29: The Rays are taking another look at their grand idea of having Carlos Pena hit second today, and also have Sean Rodriguez back in the lineup after missing four days with a sprained left index finger, though a second base.

The lineup:
Fuld cf
Pena 1b
Longoria 3b
Scott dh
Joyce rf
S-Rod 2b
Molina c
Brignac ss
Guyer lf
 Price p

BREAKING: The Rays are set to head up I-75 to Sarasota today for a 1:05 p.m. game with the Orioles.

The story will be on the mound, where the Rays will use two of the game's top young left-handers - David Price will start, and Matt Moore, in his first appearance of the spring, will work in relief.

The Rays are planning to bring most of their big names, with 3B Evan Longoria, 1B Carlos Pena and C Jose Molina among those scheduled to travel.

Lineups should be available soon.


[Last modified: Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:40am]


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