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Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Shields goes distance again; Upton rolling into All-Star break; Price in demand after Jeter's 3,000th hit; only second 1-0 game in team history decided by error

Quote of the day

"I'm getting asked to sign all kinds of things."

LHP David Price on the fallout, some potentially lucrative, of giving up Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit

On deck

Today-Thursday: Off

Next game: Friday, vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m., Sun Sports

Tuesday: All-Star Game, Phoenix

Wednesday: Off

Thursday: Workout at Tropicana Field

Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LHP David Price (8-7, 3.70) or RHP James Shields (8-7, 2.33); Red Sox — TBA

Break dancing

The Rays' record at the All-Star break each season:

Year W-L Pos.

2011 49-41 3rd-6 back

2010 54-34 2nd-2

2009 48-41 3rd-61/2

2008 55-39 2nd-1/2

2007 34-53 5th-19

2006 39-50 5th-151/2

2005 28-61 5th-22

2004 42-45 3rd-131/2

2003 32-60 5th-241/2

2002 28-57 5th-26

2001 27-61 5th-26

2000 34-51 5th-12

1999 39-49 4th-14

1998 34-52 5th-291/2

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Complete game of the day

RHP James Shields, though in a losing effort, threw his seventh complete game of the season, matching the most by any pitcher at the All-Star break over the past 21 seasons, done most recently by the Phillies' Roy Halladay in 2010.

Historical note of the day

Sunday was the second 1-0 game in Rays history decided by an error. They won the other, April 23, 2000, at Anaheim, when Fred McGriff, above, scored on an error by Angels 2B Adam Kennedy.

Accomplishment of the day

CF B.J. Upton is the first player in franchise history to have 15 homers and 20 steals by the All-Star break, and the first to lead the team in both categories.

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Shields goes distance again; Upton rolling into All-Star break; Price in demand after Jeter's 3,000th hit; only second 1-0 game in team history decided by error 07/10/11 [Last modified: Sunday, July 10, 2011 10:27pm]
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