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Matt Moore living up to the hype

The Rays' southpaw has emerged as a force to be reckoned with

Updated: May 3, 2013, 10:16 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The first month of the Tampa Bay Rays' season has been an uneven proposition, to say the least. On a positive note, James Loney is batting .375, Evan Longoria is healthy, the Rays rank a heady (for them) 22nd in the major leagues in attendance, and the Joe Maddon garden gnome giveaway was an enormous hit with fans.

On the not-so-cheery side of the equation: New shortstop Yunel Escobar is off to a disappointing start, the Rays are 4-11 on the road and it can safely be said that Tom ...

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