Matt Moore went 5.3 innings, allowing one hit and striking out five, though he walked six and threw 106 pitches. Moore has yet to allow a run, giving him a 0.00 ERA and a 2-0 record. Fernando Rodney also got his first save of the season, and handed the Rangers their first shutout at home since 2011.
Gareth gave a full recap after the game, highlighting how Moore was effective in his win, but not efficient; resulting in his high pitch count and short start.
The Rays have an off day in Boston today, but the series against the Red Sox looks as follows:
Friday: Felix Doubront vs Alex Cobb
Saturday: Jon Lester vs David Price
Sunday: Clay Buchholz vs Jeremy Hellickson
Around the league:
Carl Crawford hit his first home run in a Dodgers uniform last night, and is now hitting .480.
Adam Jones has hit in every single game of the season thus far. He is 16-for-32 in his eight-game streak for the Orioles.
Nolan Ryan will stay with the Rangers as their CEO.
Scott Sizemore tore the ACL in his left knee, again, and will miss the remainder of the season for the Athletics. It was only his second start since 2011, after missing all of 2012 with the same injury.
Bryce Harper became the fourth 20-year-old with four home runs in the team's first eight games of the season. Other three? Al Kaline, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos May.
The Red Sox longest home sellout streak ended last night at 820 games: 794 regular-season and 26 postseason games.
- Apparently the Durham Bulls don't see Wil Myers leaving any time soon, as they have created "Wilville" in DBAP, complete with a section-themed t-shirt:
Also at DBAP this year, the addition of "Bull Durham" themed mascots in honor of the film's 25th anniversary, because who doesn't want to see Crash, Nuke and Annie race?
- The San Francisco Giants recreated the classic "Animal House" speech with a cast starring Hunter Pence, Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum, Brandon Belt, Madison Bumgarner, Barry Zito and Jeremy Affeldt. It's pretty great.
- The Grantland staff has compiled a list of their favorite baseball movies in honor of "42" opening this upcoming weekend, complete with YouTube clips. Missing: "The Sandlot," "Field of Dreams," "A League of their Own."