James Shields struck out five and walked two in 8 1/3 innings. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
James Shields turned in a performance worthy of his nickname, "Big Game," tossing 8 1/3 scoreless innings. At one point, Shields retired 17 hitters in a row. But that was all a distant memory by the 11th inning, when Matt Holliday crushed a Joe Nelson pitch into the seats.
a-Struck out for Hernandez, M in the 8th. b-Intentionally walked for Kapler in the 9th.
BATTING HR: Aybar, W (1, 11th inning off Springer, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Bartlett;
Hernandez, M; Aybar, W 5; Upton, B; Crawford, C 2; Iwamura 2. RBI: Aybar, W (7). Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford, C; Upton, B 2; Kapler; Bartlett 3. SAC: Iwamura. Team
RISP: 0-for-11. Team LOB: 11.
BASERUNNING SB: Hernandez, M (2, 2nd base off
Outman/Suzuki, K), Bartlett (12, 2nd base off Wuertz/Suzuki, K), Crawford, C (25, 2nd base off Casilla, S/Suzuki, K).
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