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DON'T LET THIS GUY BEAT YOU! (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
DON'T LET THIS GUY BEAT YOU! (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Tampa Bay Rays
@ Baltimore Orioles

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Matt Moore vs Jason Hammel

Mostly clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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  • Rays have won 21 of their last 32 games.
  • Tonight is the first of 15 consecutive games against AL East opponents; the Rays .574 winning percentage within the division is tops in the AL East.
  • The Rays have won 15 of their last 22 road games - best in the American League.
  • 3-2-1: The last time the AL East had three teams within two games of first place this late in the season was 9/14/93.
  • On July 18th, the Rays were in 3rd place in the division - 10.5 games behind the Yankees and 0.5 games behind Baltimore. The have closed the gap with the Yankees by 8.5 games while losing 0.5 game to the Orioles.
  • These two teams have split the season series at six games apiece to date and have even split the all-time series at 126 games apiece.
  • The winner of the last three games has done so by shutting out the other team.
  • B.J. Upton's hat trick out of the leadoff spot Sunday was the first one in the American League since Ernie Young pulled the trick off on 5/10/96 for Oakland. Upton is one of just four players in baseball with a 20/20 season in 2012 joining Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Alex Rios.
  • Over the past 30 days, Jeff Keppinger is hitting .370 and is now hitting .328 on the season.
  • Matt Moore has allowed just three home runs over his last 12 starts and over his last nine starts, has struck out four batters for every one that he has walked.

Matchups:

  • Tuesday 7:05p - Matt Moore vs Jason Hammel
  • Wednesday 7:00 (ESPN2) - Alex Cobb vs Miguel Gonzalez
  • Thursday 12:35p - Jeremy Hellickson vs TBD