Matt Moore continues to take up where his 2015 season left off.
Moore, the pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, threw 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the New York Yankees Saturday in a 2-1 victory. He struck out three without walking a batter and retired the last nine batters he faced.
“I just filled up the zone pretty well. And that kind of gets back to the relationship [catcher] Curt Casali and I have, as far as the visual back there and him believing in the pitches he’s calling and pumping me up. So it was a good day,” said Moore, who enjoyed a strong September last year after struggling for most of the season in his return from Tommy John surgery.
Sunday is a split-squad day for the Rays, with a home game against the Red Sox at 1:05 p.m. and a road matchup with the Blue Jays at 1:07 p.m.