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Tampa Bay Rays: Luke Scott returns to Baltimore; Rays are rally kings

Published May 12, 2012

Rays at Orioles

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

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (1-2, 5.71)

Orioles: LH Brian Matusz (1-4, 5.91)

On Moore: It has been a tough rookie season for Moore, who has one win in six starts and has blown leads in three of them. He allowed a career-high eight runs in 42/3 innings Sunday against the A's.

On Matusz: It has been a tough couple of seasons for Matusz. He won 10 games in 2010 and has won two since while losing 13 with an 8.82 ERA. In six starts against the Rays, he is 3-2, 5.70.

The return of Luke

Luke Scott was excited to return to Baltimore, where he played the past four seasons, and he was cheered Friday. He had a special bond with the fans, especially when he played the outfield: "They would come … with their (Star Wars) Darth Vader outfits and lightsabers and 'Use the Force, Luke (as in Skywalker, right)' stuff."

Quote of the day

"The Force is always with me. Whether it manifests, that's a different story."

Scott, on, well, being Scott

Rally king

The Rays have won four times when trailing after eight innings this year and a majors-high 11 over the past two:

Rays 11

Reds 9

Cubs * 7

Royals 6

Nationals 6

Brewers * 6

* Played late Friday