Shields shuts down Marlins in Rays' 4-0 win

By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI (AP) -- James Shields pitched a three-hitter with a career-high 13 strikeouts and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Florida Marlins 4-0 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Shields (5-2) walked just one in his second shutout and third complete game of the season. He didn't allow a baserunner past first base until the ninth inning and had nine strikeouts in the last four innings. The right-hander gave up singles in the second, seventh and eighth innings, and a ninth-inning walk.
The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Rays, who haven't been swept by their intrastate rivals since 2007.
Florida's Jay Buente (0-1), called up when ace Josh Johnson was put on the disabled list, lasted three innings and gave up four runs -- three earned -- in his first career start.


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