ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — James Shields struck out nine in a four-hitter and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Tuesday night for their seventh win in eight games.
Shields (1-1) outpitched John Danks and walked one in his sixth career complete game, and first since June 10, 2008, against the Los Angeles Angels.
It was the second straight outstanding pitching performance for Tampa Bay. David Price and Joel Peralta combined on a four-hitter in a 5-0 win over the White Sox on Monday night.
Danks (0-2) gave up two runs and seven hits in seven innings for the White Sox, who have lost six in a row. The left-hander struck out five and hit two batters.
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