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Shields preserves win
Devil Rays 3, Blue Jays 2
James Shields won his 12th contest of the season on Sunday. (Mike Carlson/AP)
 Pena's go-ahead homer
Brendan Harris got things started with a solo shot in the second inning, but they wouldn't score again until the sixth when Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena hit back-to-back homers. James Shields held on, allowing just two runs over seven frames in the finale.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (72-70)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 2   TB
Tampa Bay (60-83)
Won 2
September 9, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 4 1
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 X   3 8 0
Standings thru 9/9/07  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wells, CF4001011.251
Johnson, LF3000011.239
  b-Overbay, PH1000000.239
Rios, RF4000030.306
Thomas, DH4010000.268
Stairs, 1B3000001.312
Glaus, 3B3000011.260
Hill, 2B3221001.273
Zaun, C3000001.239
McDonald, SS2010000.252
  a-Lind, PH1000010.232
  Olmedo, SS0000000.250
Totals31242076 

a-Struck out for McDonald in the 8th. b-Popped out for Johnson in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Thomas (27, Shields).
HR: Hill (15, 5th inning off Shields, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Thomas 2; Hill 5; McDonald.
RBI: Wells (79), Hill (71).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson; Hill.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Glaus (9, fielding).
DP: (Glaus-Hill-Stairs).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B4010030.285
Crawford, LF4121010.315
Pena, 1B4131002.278
Upton, DH4010024.313
Young, CF3000003.293
Harris, 2B3111000.283
Gomes, RF3000010.243
Navarro, C3000000.221
Wilson, SS3000000.255
Totals31383079 

BATTING
HR: Harris (10, 2nd inning off Litsch, 0 on, 0 out), Crawford (11, 6th inning off Litsch, 0 on, 0 out), Pena (38, 6th inning off Litsch, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford 5; Pena 6; Upton; Harris 4.
RBI: Harris (55), Crawford (77), Pena (106).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 4.

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Litsch (L, 5-8)5.07330534.11
Wolfe 2.00000101.91
Downs 0.21000102.44
Janssen 0.10000002.27
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (W, 12-8)7.04220513.96
Wheeler (H, 14)1.00000105.35
Reyes (S, 23)1.00000104.70

Litsch pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Shields.
Pitches-strikes: Litsch 92-58, Wolfe 21-15, Downs 12-8, Janssen 1-1, Shields 106-70, Wheeler 13-8, Reyes 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Litsch 3-7, Wolfe 3-2, Downs 1-0, Janssen 0-1, Shields 6-10, Wheeler 0-2, Reyes 1-1.
Batters faced: Litsch 22, Wolfe 5, Downs 3, Janssen 1, Shields 25, Wheeler 3, Reyes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wolfe 1-0, Janssen 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:35 (:10 delay).
Att: 20,556.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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