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James Shields Pitches Tampa Bay Rays To Series Win

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields is nicknamed “Big Game.” While Sunday’s series finale against the New York Yankees may not have been the biggest game of the year, Shields lived up to his nickname.

Shields tossed 7.1 scoreless innings to lead Tampa Bay past New York 3-0 at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay shutout the Yankees for the first time since an 8-0 win on Sept. 23, 2006. New York was shutout for the fifth time this season.

Shields (10-9) entered the game 2-7 with a 5.45 ERA in 12 career starts against the Yankees. However, Shields limited the Yankees to only four hits with 11 strikeouts and only one walk. He struck out six consecutive batters at one point en route to his third consecutive victory. Rafael Soriano ...

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