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BOSTON -- Matt Moore keeps struggling when he warms up in the bullpen before the game. Cheap Dodgers Jerseys China . Then he dominates when he gets out to the mound. Joe Maddon is eager to see the trend continue. "Maybe well kick him in the shins before he goes out," the Tampa Bay manager said after Moore pitched his first career shutout, a two-hitter to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 on Monday night and give the Rays their sixth consecutive win. Ben Zobrist had three hits and James Loney drove in two runs for the Rays, who have lost just twice in 20 games since June 28. In the last month, the Rays have improved from last place to one-half game behind Boston in the AL East. "I really believed we were going to get back into it," Maddon said. "I didnt know when." In his first start since pitching a scoreless fifth inning in the All-Star game, Moore (14-3) gave up Mike Napolis single in the second and David Ortizs base-hit in the seventh. Ortiz took second on a wild pitch -- the only baserunner to get past first. "That was impressive to watch," Red Sox starter Brandon Workman said. Moore walked one batter, struck out four and needed just 109 pitches -- just three of them were "non-competitive," pitching coach Jim Hickey said -- for his first career complete game and his sixth win in a row. He needed just six pitches to get through the sixth inning. "I think thats the most efficient Ive been," Moore said. "I think thats probably the best game Ive ever thrown (considering) the Red Sox are playing well, and were on the road." Moore said he struggled in the bullpen trying to warm up before the game -- just as he did at Citi Field for last weeks All-Star game. "It was pretty bad back there," he said. "But I told (catcher Jose Lobaton), Were going to be OK. Well figure it out out there." Workman (0-1) made his second career start, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks, striking out four in six innings. "Overall, a very well-pitched game on both sides. But Matt Moore was the story of the night," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "We really didnt have a chance to get anything going." Workman, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his other start, allowed three straight singles to start the game before Loney made it 1-0 on a sacrifice fly. Loney, who rejoined the team from the paternity list on Sunday, also had a run-scoring single in the fifth. Loney was the only established major-leaguer acquired by Boston in last-seasons salary-dumping trade that sent Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Desmond Jennings drove in the third run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth off Jose De La Torre. Yunel Escobar, who hadnt played since the All-Star break because of a right hamstring strain, returned to the lineup for Tampa Bay and went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run. He played errorless defence at shortstop for the 53rd consecutive game, a club record. Notes: The Red Sox said a second opinion on Clay Buchholzs right shoulder showed no significant structural damage. ... In his last six starts, all wins, Moore has a 1.50 ERA. ... Wil Myers sat out the game with a sore left wrist. ... The Red Sox are 9-4 against the Rays this season. ... In Workmans previous start, he had his no-hit bid broken up by Coco Crisps infield hit to start the seventh inning. ... All 10 hits in the game were singles. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. Cheap Dodgers Jerseys Authentic . Team physician Dr. Steve Traina performed the surgery Friday. Robinson was injured in a spill underneath the Nuggets basket during the first quarter of Wednesday nights loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. . The move comes after the Canadiens were approached by the Buffalo Sabres for permission to speak to Dudley - a former Sabres player and head coach. "The Sabres called for permission and I appreciate that, Im flattered, Dudley told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. DENVER -- Tyler Chatwood pitched his way out of trouble sometimes and got some help from his defence at other moments, too. It all added up to a successful return from injury for the Colorado Rockies starter on Saturday. Chatwood pitched five effective innings in his first outing since a recent triceps injury, Tyler Colvin homered during Colorados six-run first, and the Rockies snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. The Rockies also relied on solid defence to end a six-game skid against the Phillies. They turned three double plays and got a gem from third baseman Nolan Arenado, who snared Jonathan Pettibones sharply hit grounder in the second with a diving stop and made a one-hop throw from his backside to get the Phillies pitcher. In the first inning, one out after Michael Youngs RBI single, left fielder Carlos Gonzalez also threw out Young at the plate as he tried to score on Ryan Howards double. "That was pretty special," Chatwood said of Arenados defensive gem. "That might have saved a run, and CarGo definitely saved a run, throwing out a guy from the wall. Our defence has been good all year and it definitely helped me out of some jams." Chatwood induced a double-play grounder in the fourth, after allowing a leadoff walk, and another in the fifth after successive singles to start the inning. Chatwood said he used his two-seam fastball to get both grounders. "I thought Chat did an outstanding job," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "What I really liked is when he got in trouble, he got the double-play ball. I think hes really focused on doing that this year. Thats been his approach in those situations and hes been able to get it done." Wilin Rosario had three hits, all for extra bases, Arenado was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and Chatwood pitched in with two hits, including an RBI single. But it was Arenados remarkable stop and throw from the ground to nail Pettibone that resonated after the game, even with the Phillies. "I wanted to snap something that way," Pettibone said. "Its going to be on Top Ten. Hes a good player. You just tip your cap." Arenado was more understated in describing his stellar play. "I was just able to make a dive," he said. "It was just reaction.. Cheap Los Angeles Dodgers Jerseys. I got the ball, and from an angle I just threw it, tried to get the ball out of my hand as quick as I could. Luckily (Jordan) Pacheco made a great scoop." Chatwood (4-1) also had a pretty good day at the plate. He boosted his average to .437 (7 for 16) with 5 RBIs in his first game since June 3, when he left after four innings at Cincinnati because of right triceps soreness. He missed one start before Saturdays outing when he allowed two runs and seven hits. Pettibone (3-3) was hit hard from the outset and left after three innings, his shortest outing of the season. Winless in six starts, Pettibone gave up 10 hits and seven runs, including six in the first when the Rockies sent 10 batters to the plate and matched their highest-scoring inning of the season. "He had a rough time there," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "They hit some balls good off him. We cant get CarGo out. The catcher, we kept feeding him balls over the plate, and he kept smoking them to the same place. Things kind of snowballed, we got a little sloppy. "We gave them outs, and you cant do that. Especially in this ballpark. Theyll burn you because theyve got a good team." The Phillies took a 1-0 lead on Michael Youngs RBI single but the Rockies strung together six consecutive hits in the bottom of the first, including a run-scoring single by Michael Cuddyer, an RBI double by Gonzalez, an RBI triple by Rosario, and a two-run homer by Colvin. Colorado extended its lead to 10-2 with three runs in the fourth. The Rockies turned it into a rout with run-scoring singles from Arenado and Chatwood and an RBI double from Rosario. The Phillies added three runs in the eighth on Ryan Howards RBI double and John Mayberrys two-run homer off Chris Volstad. NOTES: Rockies OF Dexter Fowler was out of the starting lineup for a second straight game. He was hit by a pitch on Thursday when he squared to bunt. Fowler appeared as a pinch runner and played an inning in the field on Friday but Weiss said Fowler is still having trouble gripping a bat. ... Young is two RBIs shy of 1,000. ... 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