Rays-Orioles game postponed by rain

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm •  Published: April 15, 2014
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Tuesday's night game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles was postponed by rain.

A steady downpour and low temperatures were predicted for much of the night.

No makeup date was immediately announced, although it was determined that the game will not be part of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Baltimore won the opener of what was to be a three-game set 7-1 Monday, and the series will conclude Wednesday afternoon.

The Rays were looking to break out of an offensive skid in which they scored only 14 runs in eight games.

Tampa Bay announced Tuesday that left-hander Matt Moore will be miss the rest of the season after opting to undergo elbow-ligament replacement surgery. It was a significant blow for a team that already has starters Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) and Alex Cobb (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list.

Moore had never missed time before, and Maddon knew it would be tough on the left-hander.

"Emotionally it's got to be very difficult for him right now," the manager said. "It's going to be hard to ask him to be patient as he goes through the process, but we have great medical people here."

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