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Matt Moore surprised by Orioles' Joey Rickard, Chris Tillman's mix and bullpen gets work

Matt Moore surprised by Orioles' Joey Rickard, Chris Tillman's mix and bullpen gets work

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore got to know Orioles rookie Joey Rickard when the two were teammates with the Triple-A Durham Bulls for about a month while Moore was on a minor league rehabilitation assignment last year.

Rickard has come a long way since then, and Moore found that out the hard way Wednesday night, when the Orioles’ Rule 5 pick hit a three-run homer off his old teammate to give the Orioles a 3-1 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Before Rickard took Moore’s first-pitch sinker about 10 rows deep into the left-field seats of Tropicana Field, he had just two hits in 22 at-bats, scuffling through the first slump of his major league...

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