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Moyer faces Giants pitcher more than half his age

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DENVER (AP)

Jamie Moyer took the mound Thursday against a San Francisco pitcher who wasn't even born when he made his major league debut - the biggest age difference between starters in nearly a half-century.

At 49, the Colorado Rockies' lefty is trying to become the oldest pitcher to win a game in big league history. He faced a steady 22-year old lefty in Madison Bumgarner - almost a younger version of Moyer.

There's an age difference of 26 years and 256 days between Moyer and Bumgarner, the largest gap since Satchel Paige of the Kansas City Athletics faced Boston's Bill Monbouquette on Sept. 25, 1965, and the third-largest since 1900, according to STATS LLC.

Asked what advice he would give Moyer, manager Jim Tracy said with a chuckle, ''He's been pitching for a quarter of a century. I don't think I have any words of wisdom that are going to be real overwhelming.''

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