James Shields allowed two solo home runs on Wednesday. (Mike Carlson/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Jonny Gomes and Ben Zobrist hit back-to-back homers in the fifth as the Rays took the lead over the A's for good. James Shields allowed three runs in 8 1/3 innings to record his ninth win as Tampa Bay remained atop the AL East.
BATTING 2B: Cust (9, Shields). HR: Brown, E (8, 2nd inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out), Gonzalez, C (3, 2nd inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Sweeney, R; Suzuki; Cust 2; Brown, E 4; Gonzalez, C 5. RBI: Brown, E 2 (49), Gonzalez, C (17). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hannahan. SF: Brown, E. GIDP: Suzuki; Crosby. Team LOB: 3.
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