James Shields

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.


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5 Starters The Red Sox Should Target In Offseason

5 Pitches that should be on the Boston Red Sox’ radar this offseason.


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Matt Moore Must Step Up In Rays Rotation

Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.


BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16:  Cody Ross #7 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out to end the inning as Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates the win on April 16, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 1-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Red Sox Lose Patriots’ Day Matinee 1-0 To Rays

James Shields allowed four hits in 8 1-3 innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Monday to avoid a four-game sweep.


ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Pitcher James Shields #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays is congratulated after leaving the game in the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on September 11, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Shields Wins 15th, Rays Sweep Red Sox With 9-1 win

James Shields came within two outs of his 12th complete game this season, B.J. Upton hit his first grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the fading Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Sunday.


Outfielder Josh Reddick #16 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by Jacoby Ellsbury #2 after his two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on July 16, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Red Sox Homer 3 Times, Rally Past Rays

The Boston Red Sox lead the majors in a bunch of offensive categories, including team batting average and runs scored, so they’re hardly fazed by falling behind early.


Pitcher Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 3, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Beckett Confident He’ll Start Sunday

The pitching matchups are out for the Red Sox-Rays weekend series but not set in stone just yet. Boston is confident Josh Beckett wil start Sunday.


Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher James Shields delivers in the first inning to the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Shields, Rays End Red Sox 9-Game Winning Streak

James Shields pitched his AL-leading third shutout of the season to help the Tampa Bay Rays end the first-place Red Sox’s nine-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night.


Red Sox DH David Ortiz. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Red Sox Open Up 3-Game Set Against Rays At Trop

The Boston Red Sox look to make it 10-straight wins as they open up a three-game trip to Tampa Bay against the Rays Tuesday night.


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Red Sox-Rays Pitching Matchups: Dueling Aces On Tuesday

The pitching matchups for the Rays-Red Sox series at Fenway, with a pair of aces seeking their first win of the 2011 season on Tuesday.



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