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Matt Moore became the third American League pitcher to have a 5-0 April before turning 24, but fell short of becoming the AL Pitcher of the Month

by Steve Carney

Not even becoming just the third player in American League history to have a 5-0 April before the age 24 could get Matt Moore the Pitcher of the Month Award.

Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz beat out the Tampa Bay lefty for the award thanks to his similar 5-0 record and 1.19 earned run average (Moore ERA is just a tick better at 1.13).

Likely what gace Buchholz the award over Moore was the difference in win-loss record between the two clubs.  Boston finished April with an 18-8 record, while the Rays found themselves 12-14 after the first month of the season.