Rangers vs. Rays: Rays 8, Rangers 0, Bottom 7th

Having thrown only 81 pitches in six innings, Rays rookie Matt Moore has returned to the mound for the bottom of the seventh.

Moore, who pitched in only three major-league games before today, is just the third pitcher in major-league history to pitch in a postseason game with three or fewer games of major-league experience. And neither of the previous two — Ken Brett in 1967 and Charlie Leibrandt in 1979 — made a postseason start.

Which makes Moore unique.

After throwing 98 pitches, though, he’s probably finished.

He’s done plenty: seven shutout innings, two hits — both by Josh Hamilton — two walks and six strikeouts.

Obviously, we learned Wednesday night that anything can happen and it’s never over ‘til it’s over and that’s why they don’t have a clock and you have to just keep playing and maybe good things will happen and blah blah blah.

Realistically, Joe Maddon’s seriously unorthodox moves have given the Rays a big edge in this series already.

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