MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 4

May 2, 2012 at 11:33 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 2 (UPI) -- Luke Scott put Tampa Bay in front for good with a sixth-inning homer Wednesday and the Rays went on to defeat Seattle 5-4.

Tampa Bay won its fourth in a row and has captured 10 out of 11.

James Shields (5-0) became the first five-game winner in the majors this year, striking out 11 over six innings and surviving two homers by Kyle Seager.

Seager hit a solo homer in the first and tied it up at 4-4 in the sixth with a three-run blast.

Scott then led off the bottom of the inning by driving a home run to center on a 3-2 pitch from Blake Beavan (1-3).

Seattle put runners on first and third in the eighth, but Joel Peralta came on to end the threat and then worked a perfect ninth for his first save. It was Seattle's fifth straight loss.

Shields has won five consecutive starts for the first time in his seven-year career.

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