Shields, Rays end Red Sox's 9-game winning streak

June 14, 2011 - 9:59 PM
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Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, left, scores past Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tim Wakefield on a sixth-inning passed ball by Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during a baseball game Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — James Shields pitched his AL-leading third shutout of the season, cooling Boston's red-hot offense and helping the Tampa Bay Rays end the first-place Red Sox's nine-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night.

In addition to cutting into their deficit in the AL East standings, the third-place Rays ruined a Tropicana Field homecoming for Carl Crawford, their ex-teammate who signed a $142 million, seven-year contract with Boston after helping Tampa Bay win the division two of the past three seasons.

Crawford went 0 for 3 with one strikeout against Shields (6-4), who allowed five hits, walked three and struck out five en route to his AL-leading fourth complete game. Tim Wakefield (3-2) took the loss.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — James Shields pitched his AL-leading third shutout of the season, cooling Boston's red-hot offense and helping the Tampa Bay Rays the first-place Red Sox's nine-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night.

In addition to cutting into their deficit in the AL East standings, the third-place Rays ruined a Tropicana Field homecoming for Carl Crawford, their ex-teammate who signed a $142 million, seven-year contract with Boston after helping Tampa Bay win the division two of the past three seasons.

Crawford went 0 for 3 with one strikeout against Shields (6-4), who allowed five hits, walked three and struck out five en route to his AL-leading fourth complete game. Tim Wakefield (3-2) took the loss.