After a rain delay that lasted just under an hour and a half the Rays looked to salvage game three of this three game series. Matt Moore was called upon to face Derek Holland and the Rays were able to help Matt pick up a 2-0 win.
The Rays threatened early with a leadoff double in the second inning from Ben Zobrist followed by an infield single by Shelly Duncan but with two on and no one out Derek Holland was able to retire the next three batters to work out of the early inning jam. Holland struggled in the third inning, walking the bases loaded. With one out Zobrist hit into a fielders choice that allowwed the Rays to take a 1-0 lead, but that is all the Rays would get.
Tampa Bay was able to manufacture another run in the top of the fifth inning. Desmond Jennings led the inning off with a double and two batters later Evan Longoria drove a ball deep to right field along Jennings to score easily giving the Rays a 2-0 lead.
Matt Moore did not have his best stuff today as he walked six batters in five and one-third innings, but still kept the Rangers offense silent without allowing a run. Texas had once of its best chances to plate some runs in the sixth inning with men on first and second, but Cesar Ramos was able to get Elvis Andrus to ground into an inning ending double play.
The Rays bullpen was stellar in the late innings of the game and Fernando Rodney was able to record his first save of the season. Tampa moves on to Boston for a weekend wrap around series. The first game of that series will be on Friday, with first pitch at 7:10.