James Shields was saddled with the loss, his second of the year. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Starter James Shields probably deserved a better fate after an impressive start in which he allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings, but with no run support from the Rays' stifled bats, the right-hander took the tough-luck loss as Tampa Bay dropped the series rubber game.
BATTING HR: Suzuki, I (2, 1st inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Chavez, En; Suzuki, I 5;
Balentien. RBI: Suzuki, I (6). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gutierrez, F; Chavez, En. Team
RISP: 0-for-2. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Balentien (1, 2nd base off Shields/Navarro,
D), Suzuki, I (2, 2nd base off Shouse/Navarro, D).