Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Shields the latest to beat his old team
Posted May 1, 2013 by Roger Mooney
Updated May 1, 2013 at 12:29 AM
KANSAS CITY James Shields became the seventh of what you would call notable Rays starters to face their old team.
Shields is definitely the most notable with Scott Kazmir being the second.
Shields overcame a rough first inning Tuesday to earn the win in the Royals 8-2 win against the Rays. Vintage Shields – he retired the final 13 batters he faced.
Here is what the seven notable former Rays or Devil Rays did in their first game against their old team:
James Shields, KC (4/30/13) 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER … KC 8-2
Scott Kazmir, LAA (5/11/10) 5 IP, 7 H, 3 ER … Rays 3-2
Edwin Jackson, DET (9/6/09) 8 IP, 6 H, 3 ER … DET 5-3
Mark Hendrickson (6/14/08) 5 IP, 4H, 3 ER … Rays 4-1
Paul Wilson CIN (6/10/03) 5 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 ER … TOR 5-3
Tanyon Sturtze TOR (4/24/03) 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER … TOR 5-3
Rolando Arrojo BOS (8/17/00) 7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER … BOS 4-3