Shields will look to minimize the Indians' chances Sunday in the final game before the All-Star break for both teams.
"I think I made pretty good pitches for the most part," Shields said about the starts. "Sometimes those are going to go your way, sometimes they're not going to go your way. As long as I feel good on the mound I'm good. I minimized my damage and hopefully I can get on a nice little roll here."
He'll be facing a Cleveland lineup that put up five runs in the first three innings against Matt Moore on Saturday.
The Indians have had success against Shields, as the ace is just 1-5 with a 3.93 ERA in nine career starts against the Tribe.
Cleveland sends Zach McAllister to the mound opposite of Shields. He is 2-0 since being recalled from Triple-A Columbus.
McAllister gave up five runs -- three of which were earned -- in his last start, thanks in large part to a rough fifth inning that was made worse by an error from third baseman Jack Hannahan. Minus a pair of homers allowed, McAllister still pitched well enough to get the win, tossing six innings with five strikeouts.
In six starts this season, McAllister is 3-1 with a 3.93 ERA and 33 strikeouts.
Rays: Scott rebounds from rough skid
In his first season with Tampa Bay, Luke Scott set a club record he would like to forget, putting up an 0-for-41 stretch at the plate.
He ended that hitless streak the best way he could, knocking a two-run homer in Friday's game against the Indians.
If that wasn't enough, the designated hitter launched another two-run bomb in Saturday's matchup as part of a 2-for-3 effort.
The strong outing helped Scott raise his to .201 after seeing it dip to as low as .194 during the stretch.
Indians: Hagadone sent back to Triple-A
After a stellar April and May, Cleveland reliever Nick Hagadone fizzled through June and the start of July. The result was the lefty being optioned back down to Triple-A Columbus.
In his 11 appearances in June and July, Hagadone amassed a 14.00 ERA, including allowing two runs in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's loss.
"It's really tough for those guys to gain any type of confidence unless they're having success," Manny Acta said. "Once the success went away a little bit because of a lack of command, then the lack of confidence kind of came in."
April and May had gone much better for Hagadone, who had a 2.20 ERA while holding batters to a .143 batting average.
Cleveland did not make a corresponding roster move Saturday, but lefty Scott Barnes was in the clubhouse. He was ineligible to be activated because he last played for the Indians June 25 and was required to be off the roster for at least 10 days.
Rays outfielder B.J. Upton recorded his second homer of July on Saturday after hitting just one in all of June.
Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner and second baseman Jason Kipnis had scheduled days off Saturday. Shelley Duncan and Jose Lopez filled in for the two at DH and second, respectively.