More struggles for Moore, Rays lose 10-7
Lefty Matt Moore continued his recent struggles as the Rays lost 10-7 to the Orioles on Sunday.
Moore worked five innings, allowing a career worst nine runs (eight earned) and 12 hits. That after lasting only two innings in his Tuesday start at Cleveland, allowing seven hits and six runs - plus six walks.
The Rays were down 9-1 in the fourth and 10-3 into the eighth when Sam Fuld hit a two-run homer, his first in more than two years, and with a couple more hits closed to within 10-6. They added another run, and actually got the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but Kelly Johnson popped out.
The loss kept the Rays from a three-game sweep of the Orioles, and dropped them back into fourth place at 34-28. Attendance was 19.921.
Moore began the season 8-0 in his first nine starts, but hasn't won since May 19, with two no decisions (working only one inning before a lengthy rain delay in Cleveland on May 31.)
The Rays continue their 10-game homestand on Monday when they open a three-game series against the Red Sox. Alex Cobb will be on the mound for the Rays, John Lackey for the Red Sox.