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Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Matt Moore plans wager revenge, no winners starting this weekend

Rays at Angels

When/where: 9:05 tonight, Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (6-7, 4.23)

Angels: LH C.J. Wilson (9-6, 2.89)

On Moore: The rookie has been trending better with a 5-2 record and 3.70 ERA in his past nine starts, including a career-high eight innings Sunday against Seattle, after going 1-5 with a 4.76 ERA over his first 10 starts. He beat the Angels on April 26, going 5 2/3 innings and allowing two earned runs.

On Wilson: The former Ranger has struggled in his past five starts, going 0-2 with a 4.55 ERA and allowing 46 baserunners in 31 2/3 innings. He is 4-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 18 games (five starts) against the Rays (including an April 25 loss) and 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in two playoff starts.

Rays vs. Wilson

Jeff Keppinger 5-for-16

B.J. Upton 0-for-14

Ben Zobrist 4-for-19, HR

Angels vs. Moore

Howie Kendrick 0-for-3

Albert Pujols 1-for-3

Mark Trumbo 2-for-3, HR

On deck

Sunday: at Angels, 3:35, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (5-6, 3.42); Angels — TBA

Monday: at A's, 10:07, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (14-4, 2.57); A's — A.J. Griffin (3-0, 2.25)

Tuesday: at A's, 10:07, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (8-7, 4.52); A's — Tommy Milone (9-7, 3.51)

Wednesday: at A's, 3:37, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (4-7, 5.05); A's — Jarrod Parker (7-4, 3.00)

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

• C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, June 5

• OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, July 13 *

• 3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 60-day, June 30

• RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14

• DH Luke Scott, oblique strain, 15-day, Aug. 5

* Out for the season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Scheming his revenge

Having had to wear a suit to the stadium for six consecutive days after losing a video game-related bet to RHP Alex Cobb (at right), LHP Matt Moore, feeling like he might have been hustled a bit, is plotting their next wager. "Maybe put him in a dress," Moore said. "I'm going to make sure I win that one."

Maybe history can repeat itself

For the first time since April 2011, the Rays this weekend will start three pitchers with losing records in a series: Alex Cobb (4-7) late Friday, Matt Moore (6-7) today and Jeremy Hellickson (5-6) Sunday. The last time was April 18-21, 2011, when they started David Price (1-2), James Shields (0-1), Wade Davis (1-2) and Jeff Niemann (0-1) against the White Sox and won three of four.

Rays schedule

July

Today at L.A. Angels, 9:05

29 at L.A. Angels, 3:35

30 at Oakland, 10:05

31 at Oakland, 10:05

August

1 at Oakland, 3:35

3 Batlimore, 7:10

4 Baltimore, 7:10

5 Baltimore, 1:40

7 Toronto, 7:10

8 Toronto, 7:10

9 Toronto, 1:10

10 at Minnesota, 8:10

11 at Minnesota, 7:10

12 at Minnesota, 2:10

13 at Seattle, 10:10

14 at Seattle, 10:10

15 at Seattle, 3:40

16 at L.A. Angels, 10:05

17 at L.A. Angels, 10:05

18 at L.A. Angels, 9:05

19 at L.A. Angels, 3:35

20 Kansas City, 7:10

21 Kansas City, 7:10

22 Kansas City, 1:10

23 Oakland, 7:10

24 Oakland, 7:10

25 Oakland, 1:10

27 at Texas, 8:05

28 at Texas, 8:05

29 at Texas, 7:05

30 at Toronto, 7:07

31 at Toronto, 7:07

September

1 at Toronto, 1:07

2 at Toronto, 1:07

3 N.Y. Yankees, 1:10

4 N.Y. Yankees, 7:10

5 N.Y. Yankees, 7:10

7 Texas, 7:10

8 Texas, 7:10

9 Texas, 1:40

11 at Baltimore, 7:05

12 at Baltimore, 7:05

13 at Baltimore, 12:35

14 at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05

15 at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05

16 at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05

17 Boston, 7:10

18 Boston, 7:10

19 Boston, 7:10

20 Boston, 7:10

21 Toronto, 7:10

22 Toronto, 7:10

23 Toronto, 1:40

25 at Boston, 7:10

26 at Boston, 7:10

27 at Chicago White Sox, 8:10

28 at Chicago White Sox, 8:10

29 at Chicago White Sox, 7:10

30 at Chicago White Sox, 2:10

October

1 Baltimore, 7:10

2 Baltimore, 7:10

3 Baltimore, 7:10

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Matt Moore plans wager revenge, no winners starting this weekend 07/27/12 [Last modified: Friday, July 27, 2012 11:05pm]
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