- Complete Game James Shields went the distance again, for the 11th time in the 2011 season. He allowed 1 run on 4 hits in 9 innings pitched. He was impressive all game, allowing his only run in the 9th.
- On offense, the Rays pushed across 5 runs on 6 hits. BJ Upton was moved up to the 2 spot and he did well. He went 1 for 3 with a solo homer. Evan Longoria was 1 for 2 with 2 walks and a solo homer. Casey Kotchman was 1 for 4 with a 2 run single.
- Tonight the Rays will go for their 3rd straight victory behind Jeff Niemann. Niemann is 9-6 with a 3.69 ERA on the season. Niemann has struggled lately, having 3 mediocre starts in a row. In his last time out against the Rangers, he allowed 5 earned on 6 hits in 5 innings.
- CJ Wilson will be on the mound for the Rangers. Wilson has emerged as the Rangers ace this season, going 14-6 with a 3.28 ERA. He held the Rays to 2 runs on 2 hits in 6 innings his last time out. We will see if the Rays can have more success this time around.
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