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Tampa Bay Rays: Somehow, Mariners keep missing David Price

Rays at Mariners

When/where: 10:10 tonight; Safeco Field, Seattle

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (9-7, 3.73)

M's: RH Kevin Millwood (4-10, 4.38)

On Moore: Rookie lefty seems to have things figured out, going 8-2, 2.93 in his past 12 starts after going 1-5, 4.76 in his first. Has not allowed a homer in his past 462/3 innings. Is 1-1, 2.08 in two starts vs. Mariners, both at the Trop.

On Millwood: 37-year-old veteran has been struggling, going 1-6, 4.91 over his 13 starts. Combined with five relievers on a no-hitter June 8. Lost to the Rays on May 3 at the Trop, overall is 3-4, 5.10 in nine starts.

Key matchups

Rays VS. MILLWOOD

Matt Joyce 1-for-12

Carlos Peña 4-for-21, HR

B.J. Upton 4-for-18

M'S VS. MOORE

Jesus Montero 5-for-6

M. Saunders 2-for-5, HR

Casper Wells 1-for-6

Odd stat of the day

35 Times the Rays have played the Mariners since David Price's big-league debut, and he has yet to pitch against them.

Quote of the day

"He's good."

Manager Joe Maddon, explaining the recent improvement by LHP Matt Moore, who starts tonight.

AL race for wild cards

Team W L Pct. GB

Tampa Bay 6352 .548—

Baltimore 62 53 .539—

Oakland 61 53 .535 .5

Detroit 61 55.5261.5

Los Angeles 60 56.5172.5

Rays 4, Mariners 1

Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

De.Jennings lf 4 1 2 1 1 1 .249

B.Upton dh 5 1 1 2 0 3 .242

Joyce rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .275

Zobrist ss-2b 4 0 3 1 0 0 .261

Keppinger 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .318

E.Johnson ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247

C.Pena 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .194

R.Roberts 2b-3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .204

J.Molina c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .200

Fuld cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .282

Totals 34 4 10 4 4 8

Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Ackley 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .220

M.Saunders cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .240

Seager 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .249

Jaso dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .286

J.Montero c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .269

T.Robinson lf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .243

Thames rf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .237

Figgins 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .186

Ryan ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 .200

Totals 31 1 5 1 2 10

Tampa Bay 004 000 000— 4 10 1

Seattle 000 010 000— 1 5 0

ECobb (1). LOBT.B. 7, Sea. 5. 2BZobrist (28). 3BT.Robinson (1). HRB.Upton (13), off Beavan. RBIsDe.Jennings (34), B.Upton 2 (48), Zobrist (44), Thames (14). SBJ.Molina (2), Fuld 2 (3). CSDe.Jennings (2), R.Roberts (3). RISPT.B. 1 for 7; Sea. 1 for 5. GIDPKeppinger. DPSea. 1 (Ryan, Ackley).

Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Cobb W, 7-8 7 4 1 1 2 5 91 4.08

Jo.Peralta H, 28 1 0 0 0 0 3 18 3.49

Rodney S, 37-38 1 1 0 0 0 2 14 0.82

Seattle IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Beavan L, 7-7 6 8 4 4 0 4 97 5.17

C.Capps 1 0 0 0 3 1 26 5.40

LuetgeM1 0 0 1 0 14 2.59

Kelley 1L1 0 0 0 3 25 3.41

T3:03. A16,205 (47,860).

Tampa Bay Rays: Somehow, Mariners keep missing David Price 08/13/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 1:46am]
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