Moore was born in Lubbock, Texas.
Game five took place on October 12, 1986 in Anaheim, California. The Angels held a 3 games to 1 lead of a seven-game series against the Boston Red Sox. In the game, the Angels held a 5-2 lead going into the ninth inning. The Red Sox scored two runs on a hit by Wade Boggs and a home run by Don Baylor, closing the gap to 5-4.
When Moore came in to shut down the rally, there were two outs, and a runner on firstbase (Rich Gedman whom had been hit by a pitch.) The Angels were one out from getting into the World Series. But Dave Henderson hit a 2-2 pitch off Moore for a home run, giving the Red Sox a 6-5 lead. The Angels were able to score a run in the bottom of the ninth, pushing the game into extra innings.
Moore continued to pitch for the Angels. He was able to stifle a 10-inning Red Sox rally by getting Jim Rice to ground into a double play. However, the Red Sox were able to score off Moore in the 11th-inning via a sacrifice fly by Dave Henderson. The Angels could not score in the bottom of the 11th, and lost the game 7-6.
The loss still left the Angels in a 3 games to 2 advantage, with two more games to play at Fenway Park. The Angels were not able to recover, losing both games by wide margins, 10-4 and 8-1.
Baseball is a team sport. Games and series are not won or lost by single players. But Moore was blamed for the lost series.