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James Shields Tagged With Loss in Rangers-Rays Match

Tampa Bay dropped an 8-6 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Saturday as Texas legged out a win behind winning pitcher Derek Holland.

Texas won as a -117 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Derek Holland earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 2, and allowing 6 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Ian Kinsler in the win.

Tampa Bay got a 5-inning outing from James Shields in the loss. He gave up 7 earned runs, 0 walks and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while B.J. Upton had 3 hits in the loss for the Rays.

Texas outhit their counterparts 10-9 in the game.

The game was closed out by Neftali Feliz who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 1 walk and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.