Shields' 1-hitter Boosts Rays Past Angels

Longoria's two-run homer in ninth breaks scoreless tie
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted May 9, 2008 10:22 PM CDT
Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria hits a game-winning, two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels pitcher Justin Speier in the ninth inning during a baseball game Friday night.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – James Shields pitched a one-hitter and Evan Longoria's two-run, ninth-inning homer snapped a scoreless tie and gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels last night. Shields (4-2) rebounded from the second-shortest outing of his career to post his second shutout in his past three starts. The 26-year-old right-hander limited the Angels to Brandon Wood's one-out single in the third.

Angels starter Jon Garland allowed no runs and four hits in eight innings. He walked three and struck out two before being replaced by Justin Speier (0-2), who gave up a leadoff single to B.J. Upton in the ninth. Carlos Pena, who had two of Tampa Bay's hits off Garland, grounded to first base, moving Upton to second to set up Longoria’ homer.