MLB: Boston 8, Tampa Bay 5

BOSTON, June 29 (UPI) -- David Ortiz blasted a three-run homer, Jon Lackey tossed seven solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 8-5 Tuesday.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 8, Tampa Bay 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- Jason Nix clouted a tie-breaking grand-slam homer in the sixth inning Sunday, boosting the Chicago White Sox to an 8-5 decision over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 2

SEATTLE, May 5 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games and lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-2 win in Seattle Tuesday.

MLB: Tampa Bay 10, Oakland 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 28 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria and Carlos Pena both scored during a six-run fifth Wednesday and both homered in the sixth, boosting Tampa Bay to a 10-3 win over Oakland.

MLB: Tampa Bay 10, Chi. White Sox 2

CHICAGO, April 23 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena drove in four runs Thursday and Tampa Bay completed a long and successful road trip with a 10-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Tampa Bay 11, Toronto 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria drove in three runs and scored three times Friday, pacing Tampa Bay to an 11-4 romp over Toronto.

MLB: Tampa Bay 11, Detroit 7

DETROIT, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena had three hits, with a homer, and four RBI Monday to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to an 11-7 win over Detroit.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell hit a two- run homer in the 11th inning Tuesday, sending the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Mets 1

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Carlos Pena and Ben Zobrist each hit solo homers Saturday, propelling the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-1 inter-league victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: LA Angels 4, Tampa Bay 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 9 (UPI) -- Jered Weaver was the winning pitcher and LA had four players with RBIs Tuesday in the Angels' 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 29 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria put Tampa Bay ahead with a three-run homer in the sixth Friday and the Rays went on to halt a five-game losing streak by downing Minnesota 5-3.

MLB: Tampa Bay 11, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, April 12 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Rays pounded out 17 hits, including Evan Longoria's American League-leading fifth homer Sunday, burying the Baltimore Orioles 11-3.

MLB:Boston 5, Tampa Bay 3

BOSTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Josh Beckett struck out 10 Tampa Bay batters in seven innings Tuesday to pace the Boston Red Sox' 5-3 win over the Rays.
MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Philadelphia 2

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Philadelphia 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Clutch pitching by James Shields and the Tampa Bay bullpen Thursday carried the Rays to a 4-2 win over Philadelphia, tying the World Series at a game each.
Rays turn to pitcher Kazmir for Game 5

Rays turn to pitcher Kazmir for Game 5

BOSTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir gets the start Thursday for the Tampa Bay Rays, who are one win over the Boston Red Sox away from their first World Series.
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James Shields
Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher James Shields pitches in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles on May 9, 2007 at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Shields pitched 9 innings without giving up a run as the Orioles defeated the Devil Rays 1-0 in ten innings on a walk-off home run by designated hitter Aubrey Huff. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

James Shields (May 10, 1810 – June 1, 1879) was an American politician and United States Army officer who was born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland. Shields, a Democrat, is the only person in United States history to serve as a U.S. Senator for three different states. Shields was a senator from Illinois 1849 to 1855, in the 31st, 32nd, and 33rd congresses, from Minnesota from May 11, 1858 to March 4, 1859, in the 35th congress, and from Missouri from January 27, 1879 to March 4, 1879, in the 45th congress.

A descendant of the Ó Siadhail clan, Shields was the nephew of another James Shields, also born in Ireland, who was a Congressman from Ohio. The younger Shields immigrated to the United States around 1826 and settled in Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Illinois where he studied and later practiced law. He served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, beginning to serve in 1836, and then as an Illinois Supreme Court justice and in 1839 as the state auditor. (He was elected when not yet a citizen; Illinois then required only that a legislator have been resident in the state for six months.)

Shields nearly fought a duel with Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1842. Lincoln had published an inflammatory letter in a Springfield, Illinois, newspaper, the Sagamon Journal that poked fun at Shields, the State Auditor. Lincoln's future wife and her close friend, continued writing letters about Shields without his knowledge. Taking offense to the articles, Shields demanded "satisfaction" and the incident escalated to the two parties meeting on a Missouri island called Sunflower Island, near Alton, Illinois to participate in a duel. Lincoln took responsibility for the articles and accepted the duel. Just prior to engaging in combat, Lincoln made it a point to demonstrate his advantage by easily cutting a branch just above Shields' head, the two participants' seconds intervened and were able to convince the two men to cease hostilities, on the grounds that Lincoln had not written the letters.

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