The Rays continued their most recent hot streak with another win over the Los Angeles Angels. Tampa Bay got a strong start out of James Shields and won their 77th game by a score of 4-2. The Rays win moves them into a tie with Cubs for the best record in baseball.
Shields went 8 innings and gave up both runs that the Angels were able to score. He gave up nine hits and struck out seven batters. The win moves his record to 11-7. Dan Wheeler came on to pitch the ninth inning and struck out two as he worked a perfect inning.
The Rays were down 2-0 heading into the sixth inning. In the sixth BJ Upton reached base on an infield single that scored a run. In the eighth inning Carlos Pena walked in a run and Wily Aybar followed that with an RBI single that scored two runs. Aybar had two of the Rays five hits.
The Rays will try to finish the sweep on tomorrow night. Matt Garza is scheduled to start on Wednesday night. Game time is 7:05pm.
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