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Rays sweep O's with 10-4 win



Shields ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- James Shields allowed one run over seven innings and Jason Bartlett hit his first homer in over an year to help the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays complete a three-game sweep with a 10-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Shields (12-8) gave up six hits to match his career high for wins set last season. He has won seven of his last nine starts at home.

Bartlett had four hits and drove in two runs, including a solo shot during a two-run seventh that made it 10-1. It was his first homer since Aug. 27, 2007.

(Pictured - James Shields pitches in the first inning. Times photo - James Borchuck. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:38am]


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