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Matt Moore and the Top Single-Game Performances by a Playoff Rookie Since 1990
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In just his second career start, Tampa Bay's Matt Moore shut down, for seven innings, arguably the most impressive offensive team in the majors this year.

After slugging 210 home runs over the course of the 162-game season, the Rangers managed none, and just two total hits, off Moore.

That the 22-year old left-hander managed to accomplish such a feat is amazing. That he managed to do it in the playoffs is astounding, and the fact that he was able to perform such an act in just his second career start in the majors is awe-inspiring.

Without a doubt, Moore's masterful domination of a vaunted Rangers lineup that contained five players who hit 25 or more home runs will go down in history as one of the top performances by a rookie in the playoffs.

But where does it stack up against some of the other outings put forth by first-year players in the playoffs over the past two decades?

Let's take a look and see how he measures up.

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