Rays at Tigers
When/where: 1:05 p.m. today, Comerica Park, Detroit
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
LHP Matt Moore
(1-0, 2.89 in 2011)
RHP Rick Porcello
(14-9, 4.75 in 2011)
Leaning left: Moore, one of the game's top prospects, will make his anticipated season debut, his first as part of the rotation. Moore combined for 12 scoreless innings in his first two starts with the Rays last season, including Game 1 of the ALDS against the Rangers.
Slow start: Porcello hasn't traditionally been a fast starter, with his 6.04 April ERA his second highest of any month. He is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in two career starts against Tampa Bay.
Rays vs. Porcello
Carlos Peña 2-for-6, HR
Evan Longoria 0-for-6
Sean Rodriguez 1-for-3
Tigers vs. Moore
None have faced
Number of the day
16 Straight road games for the Rays against teams that were .500 or better last season.
The Rays will have four Watch Parties during their road trip, with Neil Solondz broadcasting live on location:
• Wednesday at Tigers (Hooters, Fourth Street N, St. Petersburg)
• Saturday at Red Sox (Gators Dockside, Tampa)
• Sunday at Red Sox (Tradewinds Island Resorts, St. Pete Beach)
• Monday at Red Sox (Hooters, Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg)
Wednesday: at Tigers, 1:05, Comerica Park. Rays — James Shields (0-0, 10.80); Tigers — Justin Verlander (0-0, 0.00)
Thursday: at Tigers, 1:05, Comerica Park. Rays — Jeff Niemann (11-7, 4.06 in 2011); Tigers — Drew Smyly (MLB debut)
Joe Smith, Times staff writer
Quote of the day
"It's an incredible streak. Somebody may play more games than Cal Ripken before you break that particular streak."
Rays manager Joe Maddon on the club's streak of 764 games started by a pitcher under the age of 30, which ended Friday
Quote of the day 2
"Any lineup with those two guys is automatically 100 times better."
RHP Jeff Niemann on the Tigers combo of 1B Prince Fielder and 3B Miguel Cabrera
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