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Devil Rays hope to end losing skid against Royals

Jul 6, 2007 - 3:00 PM Tampa Bay (33-51) at Kansas City (36-49) 8:10 pm EDT

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) -- James Shields gets the start as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays look to end an 11-game losing streak when they face the Kansas City Royals in the opener of a three-game series on Friday.

Shields (6-4, 3.76 ERA) has not recorded a win since June 9.

After starting the season 6-0, the 25-year-old righthander has posted an 0-4 record with a 6.66 ERA in his last four starts.

Shields has registered 27 strikeouts as opposed to just one walk but has seen his ERA balloon from 3.04 in that span.

The Devil Rays have lost 14 of their 16 contests and fallen into last place in the AL East, 20 games behind the division-leading Boston Red Sox.

The Royals will counter with Odalis Perez (4-7, 5.56), who has not lost since June 13.

The 30-year-old Perez posted a 4-7 record with a 3.00 ERA over 18 innings in his previous three starts.

The Dominican lefthander did not receive a decision in last Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Perez yielded just one run and three hits with four walks and three strikeouts over seven innings.

Kansas City had a two-game winning streak snapped with a 4-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 6 15 0
    KANSAS CITY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 10 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - JAMES SHIELDS, CASEY FOSSUM (8TH), JAY WITASICK (8TH), GARY
    GLOVER (9TH) AND RAUL CASANOVA
    KAN - ODALIS PEREZ, JOEL PERALTA (7TH), NEAL MUSSER
    (8TH), JOAKIM

    Jul 6 11:19 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOHN BUCK (15) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    9TH OFF GARY GLOVER.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6, KANSAS CITY 5
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: J GATHRIGHT (.317, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 11:07 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 11:07 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEX GORDON SCORED ROSS GLOAD.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A GORDON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    KANSAS CITY 4 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: B BUTLER (.276, 1-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 10:47 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ROSS GLOAD SCORED MARK GRUDZIELANEK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R GLOAD ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    KANSAS CITY 3 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A GORDON (.232, 2-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 10:47 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MARK TEAHEN SCORED TONY PENA JR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M GRUDZIELANEK ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    KANSAS CITY 2 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: R GLOAD (.246, 0-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 10:47 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DELMON YOUNG SCORED BRENDAN HARRIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D YOUNG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C PENA (.284, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 10:06 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RAUL CASANOVA SCORED JONNY GOMES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: A IWAMURA (.295, 1-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 9:49 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRENDAN HARRIS SCORED CARL CRAWFORD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B HARRIS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: T WIGGINTON (.271, 1-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 9:28 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DELMON YOUNG SCORED CARL CRAWFORD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D YOUNG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C PENA (.286, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 9:00 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOEY GATHRIGHT SCORED ALEX GORDON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J GATHRIGHT ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    KANSAS CITY 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: T PENA JR (.275, 1 HR, 22 RBI)

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 8:51 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 2 2 4 0
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TAM - JAMES SHIELDS
    KAN - ODALIS PEREZ

    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: D DEJESUS (.288, 5 HR, 31 RBI)
    M GRUDZIELANEK (.267, 4 HR, 26 RBI)
    M TEAHEN (.288,

    Rays vs. RoyalsJul 6 8:21 PM