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Rays: Moore with shot at history

Rays at Orioles

When/where: 7:05; Camden Yards, Baltimore

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (2-0, 0.00)

ORIOLES: RH Chris Tillman (0-0, 7.00)

Mr. Perfect: Moore is the first Rays starter to not allow a run in his first two games. He is 2-2, 2.57 in five games vs. the O's. He made his big-league debut in Baltimore on Sept. 14, 2011 but hasn't made it through five innings in two starts.

Till then: Tillman hasn't pitched well against the Rays, going 1-3, 4.78 in seven starts. He was limited during the spring with a strained ab.

Key matchups

Rays VS. TILLMAN

Matt Joyce 3-for-11

Evan Longoria 6-for-12, 3 HRs

Ben Zobrist 3-for-18, 2 HRs

ORIOLES VS. MOORE

J.J. Hardy 3-for-12, HR

Adam Jones 4-for-10

Matt Wieters 5-for-8, 2 HRs

On deck

Thursday: at Orioles, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — LH David Price (0-1, 5.82); Orioles — RH Miguel Gonzalez (1-1, 2.92)

Friday: vs. A's, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (1-1, 1.93); A's — LH Brett Anderson (1-2, 4.34)

Saturday: vs. A's, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (0-1, 4.91); A's — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"You hear stories of people who missed their flights on 9/11, and it's like the same sort of thing."

OF Sam Fuld, whose parents turned onto a side street just before reaching the site of the Boston bombings

Pitching for history

LHP Matt Moore takes the mound tonight with the chance to become the fifth pitcher in the expansion era (1961 on) to win his first three games of the season, all starts, without allowing a run. The first four: Luis Tiant ('66 Indians), Woody Williams ('03 Cards), Zack Greinke ('09 Royals), Paul Maholm ('13 Braves).

Number of the day

12 Different batting orders used by Joe Maddon in the first 13 games

Double tribute

All Rays and Orioles wore No. 42 for Jackie Robinson Day since there was no game in Baltimore for Monday's recognition. … A moment of silence was held before the game for victims of the Boston bombings. There will also be a moment at the Trop on Friday.

Rays: Moore with shot at history 04/16/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:05am]

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