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Shields, Rays return home after long road trip

May 9, 2008 - 1:36 PM LA Angels (22-14) at Tampa Bay (18-16) 7:10 pm EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Ticker) - James Shields seeks to bounce back from his worst outing of the season on Friday as the Tampa Bay Rays host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Shields (3-2, 3.80 ERA) was blasted for seven runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings of a 12-4 loss to Boston on Saturday. Prior to that outing, the Rays' ace tossed a two-hitter against Boston in a 3-0 win on April 27.

Tampa Bay finished off a nine-game road trip at 4-5 with an 8-3, 13-inning victory over Toronto on Thursday. Dioner Navarro capped a five-run 13th with his second career grand slam as the Rays overcame Troy Percival's first blown save of the season. Percival, who came out retirement this season, started the year 7-for-7 in save opportunities and hadn't allowed a run in 11 innings prior to the blowup.

It will be a reunion for the 38-year-old Percival, who is the Angels' all-time saves leader and helped them to a World Series title in 2002.

Anaheim, which had its four-game winning streak snapped in a 9-4 loss to Kansas City on Thursday, will send Jon Garland to the hill. Garland (4-3, 5.08) allowed just one run and three hits in eight innings of a 3-1 win over Baltimore on Saturday.






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    LA ANGELS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: LAA - JON GARLAND, JUSTIN SPEIER (9TH) AND MIKE NAPOLI
    TAM - JAMES SHIELDS AND DIONER NAVARRO

    HOME RUNS: LAA - NONE
    TAM - EVAN LONGORIA (4) OFF JUSTIN SPEIER IN TH

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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY EVAN LONGORIA (4) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF JUSTIN SPEIER SCORED B.J. UPTON.
    FINAL SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2, LA ANGELS 0

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