Houston, TX (Sports Network) – James Shields tossed his major league-leading sixth complete game to give Tampa Bay a 5-1 victory over Houston in the first of a three-game interleague series.
Shields (8-4) allowed one run on three hits and a walk while fanning nine. He also surpassed Joe Kennedy for the club record for complete games in a season. Kennedy threw five in 2002.
Wandy Rodriguez (5-4), who had won his last three starts, allowed five runs on six hits and two walks through six innings.