To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Shields fans eight
Photos
Rays 9, Royals 2
James Shields allowed two runs on four hits in seven innings. (AP)
The Rays' roll continues, as they won their seventh straight. This time, James Shields threw a strong outing, fanning eight in seven innings. Evan Longoria and Gabe Gross homered, while B.J. Upton and Carlos Pena hit two-run doubles. Eight starters had at least one hit.
Complete story >  
Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (39-50)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 9, Kansas City 2   TB
Tampa Bay (55-32)
Won 7
July 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 1 4 2 0 2 0 0 X   9 13 2
Standings thru 7/6/08  |  Recap: KC | TB  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rays stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4010010.252
Grudzielanek, 2B3000010.313
  Aviles, M, 2B1000002.273
DeJesus, LF4000020.312
Guillen, DH3000010.272
  a-Butler, PH-DH1000000.264
Teahen, RF3010110.253
Gload, 1B4120002.267
Buck, C3110001.244
German, 3B3012000.176
Pena, SS3000021.159
Totals32262186 

a-Grounded out for Guillen in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Buck (15, Shields), Gload (11, Shields).
TB: Gathright; Teahen; Gload 3; Buck 2; German.
RBI: German 2 (8).
2-out RBI: German 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck.
GIDP: Gload; Aviles, M.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Gload-Buck-German).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4220001.277
  Brignac, R, SS1000011.000
Crawford, LF3221000.288
  Gomes, LF1000001.198
Upton, CF4022102.277
Pena, DH5232003.232
Longoria, 3B3112012.281
Aybar, 1B4020010.265
Zobrist, SS-2B4001023.290
Gross, RF4111002.232
Riggans, C2100210.267
Totals3591393615 

BATTING
2B: Pena (10, Hochevar), Aybar (8, Hochevar), Upton (19, Hochevar).
3B: Iwamura (3, Peralta).
HR: Longoria (16, 3rd inning off Hochevar, 1 on, 2 out), Gross (7, 6th inning off Peralta, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 4; Crawford 2; Upton 3; Pena 4; Longoria 4; Aybar 3; Gross 4.
RBI: Zobrist (4), Pena 2 (45), Longoria 2 (52), Upton 2 (44), Gross (23), Crawford (47).
2-out RBI: Pena 2; Longoria 2; Upton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Pena 2; Longoria.
SF: Crawford.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Aybar (2, 3rd base off Hochevar/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Brignac, R 2 (2, fielding, throw).
DP: 2 (Aybar-Zobrist-Aybar, Glover-Brignac, R-Aybar).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hochevar (L, 5-7)4.09771115.40
Peralta 1.24220215.86
Ramirez, R 0.10000102.66
Tejeda 1.00000104.63
Gobble 1.00002107.61
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (W, 7-5)7.04221803.64
Glover 1.01000003.34
Miller 1.01000003.57

HBP: Longoria (by Hochevar).
Pitches-strikes: Hochevar 67-40, Peralta 39-27, Ramirez, R 3-3, Tejeda 13-9, Gobble 24-13, Shields 93-57, Glover 13-11, Miller 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hochevar 5-5, Peralta 1-2, Ramirez, R 0-0, Tejeda 1-1, Gobble 0-2, Shields 7-6, Glover 3-0, Miller 2-1.
Batters faced: Hochevar 22, Peralta 9, Ramirez, R 1, Tejeda 3, Gobble 5, Shields 25, Glover 4, Miller 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, R 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:35.
Att: 20,587.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
Below is an advertisement.