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TODAY'S PITCHING MATCHUP

MATT GARZA, RHP, Rays

JAMIE MOYER, LHP, Phillies

Record/ERA

GARZA: 11-9, 3.70

MOYER: 16-7, 3.71

Postseason

GARZA: 2-1, 3.32

MOYER: 0-2, 13.50

Height/weight, age

GARZA: 6-4/205, 24

MOYER: 6-0/185, 45

What's new

GARZA: Garza is coming off an MVP performance in the American League Championship Series in which he won two starts against the Red Sox, including Game 7.

MOYER: Moyer has lost both of his postseason starts. In the latter, Game 3 of the NLCS, he gave up six runs and six hits in just 1-1/3 innings. He hasn't pitched in 13 days, which manager Charlie Manuel said might help.

Scouting report

GARZA: Garza throws a slider, changeup and curveball. But he's at his best when he has command of his fastball, which can reach 94-95 mph and come at a downward angle.

MOYER: A crafty veteran with a methodical approach, Moyer is a finesse pitcher who tries to get hitters to chase his tough changeup. He locates well with his fastball having late movement.

Season

GARZA: vs. Phillies: First meeting

vs. LH: .248

vs. RH: .244

on road: 4-6, 4.53 ERA

MOYER: vs. Rays: First meeting

vs. LH: .240

vs. RH: .270

at home: 6-4, 4.61 ERA

Career

GARZA: vs. Phillies: First meeting

at Citizens Bank Park: First game

MOYER: vs. Rays: 8-4, 2.85

at Citizens Bank Park: 16-8, 4.60

Matchups to watch

GARZA: Matt Stairs is 1-for-10 against Garza.

MOYER: Carl Crawford is 9-for-19 against Moyer, Carlos Pena 10-for-20 with two homers and six RBIs and B.J. Upton 3-for-5.

What they're saying

GARZA: "He's got a good fastball, a breaking ball. He's more of a power (pitcher). He's inexperienced, but at the same time, he's had a big year."

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel

MOYER: "You've got to be patient with him. He's going to flirt with the strike zone and throw it where he wants to when he has to into the zone. Of course, he's just a very bright pitcher."

Rays manager Joe Maddon

Upcoming pitchers

Game 4: Joe Blanton (Phillies) vs. Andy Sonnanstine (Rays)

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