Shields, Guyer Lead Rays Over Orioles 6-2

BALTIMORE (AP) — James Shields pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning, Brandon Guyer homered in his first big league at-bat, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Friday night.

Johnny Damon also connected for the Rays, who are 17-6 since a 1-8 start that included three straight losses to Baltimore to open the season.

Shields (3-1) gave up one run, struck out five and walked three while improving to 3-0 with a 1.12 ERA in his last five starts. The most glaring flaw in his performance was a homer by Derrek Lee in the sixth.

In his previous three games against the Orioles, Shields was 0-3 with a 6.48 ERA.

Guyer became the only player in Rays history to homer during his first plate appearance in his major league debut.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Track Weather On The Go With Our App!

Listen Live