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Rays Vs. Indians: Tampa's Bats Hope To Duplicate Friday Evening's Hit Parade

The Tampa Bay Rays (44-40) broke out of lengthy slump with a 10-3 victory on Friday night, and now look to repeat the feat Saturday against the Cleveland Indians (43-40) at Progressive Field. Before Friday evening's offensive explosion, Tampa Bay was hitting .209 as a team over their last 11 games, averaging just 2.9 runs per game.

Matt Moore (5-5, 4.17) will take the mound for the Rays, making his first career appearance against Cleveland. The rookie left-hander has won his last four decisions, and has a 3.18 ERA in his last seven starts.

For the Indians, Ubaldo Jimenez (7-7, 4.59 ERA) will be on the bump. Jimenez has also been pitching well of late, with a 2.93 ERA in his past six starts.

Read more about the Rays at DRaysBay. For more in-depth coverage on the other side, visit Indians blog Let's Go Tribe. Go to Baseball Nation for additional news and notes around the league. Also, be sure to subscribe to the SB Nation Youtube Channel for video commentary.

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