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Rays @ Rangers: First pitch pushed back at least 60 minutes by rain

Posted Apr 10, 2013 by Roger Mooney

Updated Apr 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM

ROGER MOONEY
ARLINGTON, Texas – It’s a miserable day here in North Texas. It’s raining and 38, which is 40 degrees colder than it was at first pitch Tuesday night.

Today’s first pitch will be delayed for at least 60 minutes while they wait for a storm front to pass through the area. The heavy rain was expected to have already moved through but it is moving slower than anticipated.

The Rays will try snap a three-game losing streak if they do play.

Matt Moore will pitch at Rangers Ballpark for the first time since his stunning start in the 2011 American League Division Series. He blanked the Rangers on two hits over seven innings in the Rays 9-0 victory.

Evan Longoria is the DH today. The Rays want his bat in the lineup since he is hitting .342. Ben Zobrist, who will play second this afternoon, is batting .345, making them the only two regulars batting above .250.

As a team the Rays are hitting .231, which is 13th in the 15-team American League.

Joe Maddon is piling up the right-handers today against Rangers lefty Derek Holland.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Jennings CF
Rodriguez LF
Longoria DH
Zobrist RF
Duncan 1B
Escobar SS
Roberts 3B
Lobaton C
Johnson 2B

Moore LHP

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