Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Moore plans to turn tables on Cobb

Rays at Tigers

When/where: 7:08 tonight; Comerica Park, Detroit

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (8-0, 2.18)

Tigers: RH Anibal Sanchez (5-5, 2.78)

On Moore: He's getting his start moved up two days after a rain-shortened one-inning outing Friday in Cleveland. He has made one career start against Detroit, giving up two runs over 62/3 innings in a no-decision April 10, 2012.

On Sanchez: Followed up his one-hitter against the Twins with a rough outing his last time out against the Pirates, allowing five runs in 62/3 innings. He is 1-1 with a 4.78 ERA in four career starts against Tampa Bay.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Sanchez

James Loney 3-for-7

Kelly Johnson 5-for-26, HR

Yunel Escobar 6-for-24, HR

Tigers vs. Moore

Torii Hunter 2-for-8

Prince Fielder 0-for-2

Omar Infante 0-for-6

On deck

Wednesday: at Tigers, 7:08, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (6-2, 2.66); Tigers — RH Doug Fister (5-2, 3.65)

Thursday: at Tigers, 1:08, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (2-5. 4.87); Tigers — RH Max Scherzer (7-0, 3.42)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 15-day, eligible May 22

• RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for season

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September

• LHP David Price, left triceps strain, 15-day, eligible May 31

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"In every aspect and every regard, this is probably my most favorite team that I've played on."

OF Matt Joyce, on this year's Rays

It's only fair

When RHP Alex Cobb needed someone to play catch with on the team's off day before a start against Kansas City in late April, LHP Matt Moore, left, joined him on the rooftop of a parking garage. So Moore said Cobb "owed" him, and he planned to find a park or alley to toss it around near the team's suburban Detroit hotel Monday. There was just one catch. "I played catch with a right-handed glove that day," Moore said. "So I told him I'll bring him one of my gloves, so he can know how it feels."

Number of the day

17-7

Rays record since May 8, the best in the American League.

 
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