Final
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RHP Shields looks for third straight win vs. Marlins

Jun 9, 2007 - 2:09 PM Tampa Bay (26-31) at Florida (31-31) 7:05 pm EDT

MIAMI (Ticker) - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will look to James Shields to help them rebound from a terrible loss.

Shields (5-0, 3.38 ERA) takes the mound as the Devil Rays continue their three-game series with in-state rival the Florida Marlins on Saturday.

Tampa Bay pitchers issued a season-high 11 walks and blew an 8-2 lead as the Marlins scored 12 runs in the final three innings to post a 14-8 win on Friday.

Now Shields will do his best to help the Devil Rays put that disaster behind them. The righthander, who is looking for his third straight win, has been Tampa Bay's best starter this season.

In his last start Shields allowed two runs and four hits in 7 1/3 innings in a win over Kansas City on Monday.

As for the Marlins, the huge comeback win got them above .500 for the first time since May 4.

Dontrelle Willis (7-4, 4.70) takes the mound looking to help Florida to its seventh win in the last eight games against Tampa Bay.

In his last start Willis walked a career-high six, and allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings in a no-decision against Milwaukee on Sunday.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 7 13 1
    FLORIDA 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - JAMES SHIELDS, GARY GLOVER (8TH) AND RAUL CASANOVA
    FLA - DONTRELLE WILLIS, WES OBERMUELLER (8TH) AND
    MIGUEL OLIVO

    HOME RUNS: TAM - CARLOS PENA (13) OFF WES

    Jun 9 9:38 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TY WIGGINTON SCORED CARL CRAWFORD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T WIGGINTON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 7
    FLORIDA 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.267, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Rays vs. MarlinsJun 9 9:29 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RAUL CASANOVA (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF WES OBERMUELLER.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6, FLORIDA 2
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J SHIELDS (.000, 0-FOR-2, SAC)

    Rays vs. MarlinsJun 9 9:11 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARLOS PENA (13) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 8TH OFF WES OBERMUELLER.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5, FLORIDA 2
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: R CASANOVA (.200, 0-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. MarlinsJun 9 9:09 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIGUEL CABRERA (13) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF JAMES SHIELDS SCORED HANLEY RAMIREZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4, FLORIDA 2
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J WILLINGHAM (.269, 0-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. MarlinsJun 9 8:41 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JORGE CANTU SCORED DELMON YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J CANTU ON FIRST, E DUKES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4
    FLORIDA 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: R CASANOVA (.250, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. MarlinsJun 9 7:51 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ELIJAH DUKES SCORED BRENDAN HARRIS. ERROR BY
    HANLEY RAMIREZ ALLOWED TY WIGGINTON TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E DUKES ON FIRST, D YOUNG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    FLORIDA 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J CANTU (.256, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. MarlinsJun 9 7:49 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DELMON YOUNG SCORED AKINORI IWAMURA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D YOUNG ON FIRST, T WIGGINTON ON SECOND, B
    HARRIS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1
    FLORIDA 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: E DUKES (.192, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Rays vs. MarlinsJun 9 7:46 PM