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For starters: Rays at White Sox

Matt Moore is 4-0, and his 1.04 ERA is the best in the majors at the start of play today.

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

Matt Moore is 4-0, and his 1.04 ERA is the best in the majors at the start of play today.

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UPDATE, 5:49: Escobar is not in the lineup, and tho he is feeling better Maddon said the Rays may play it safe and let him rest through Monday's off-day and wait until Tuesday in KC to play him. ... Luke Scott is expected to continue his rehab for Class A Charlotte tonight despite being hit by a pitch on Friday, which would keep him on track to potentiall rejoin the Rays on Tuesday as well. ... Maddon said he likes the top 5 of today's lineup vs. RHPs and may stick with it for a while, with Escobar likely sixth. ... Former Ray Jeff Keppinger is not in the Sox lineup again due to a stiff back.

Rays lineup:

Jennings cf
Joyce rf
Zobrist ss
Longoria 3b
Loney 1b
Duncan dh
Johnson 2b
Molina c
Fuld lf
Moore p

White Sox lineup
De Aza lf
Greene 2b
Rios rf
Dunn DH
Konerko 1b
Ramirez ss
Gillaspie 3b
Flowers c
Danks cf
Floyd p

DEVELOPING: Having lost two straight to the White Sox, the Rays will try again tonight and they will have major-league ERA leader Matt Moore on the mound.

Moore, the 23-year-old lefty, is 4-0, and his 1.04 ERA is the best in the majors at the start of play today.

The Sox will counter with RHP Gavin Floyd, who doesn't have a win yet despite pitching relatively well.

SS Yunel Escobar is hoping to return to the Rays lineup, having been out since leaving Wednesday's game with right hamstring tightness. He was going through an early workout this afternoon with head athletic trainder Ron Porterfield.

Moore has a chance to set the Rays team record for April with his fifth win, and tie their record for any month.

Lineups shortly.

 

[Last modified: Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:49pm]

    

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