Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- James Shields threw a two-hitter for his first career shutout, Evan Longoria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Josh Beckett and Boston 3-0 to complete their first three-game sweep of the Red Sox.

Tampa Bay has won six straight for its longest winning streak since a six-game run July 28-Aug. 3, 2005. The Rays (14-11) are three games over .500 for the first time since starting the season 3-0 in 2002. It's also the latest in the season the Ra...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - This wasn't the same as Yaz and Lonny and Boomer and the other Sons of Dick Williams back in '67, huddling around a transistor radio in the Red Sox clubhouse and waiting for Dick McAuliffe to ground into a double play in Detroit so they could win the American League pennant.

But an hour after they'd won, 3-0, to complete a confounding three-game sweep of the Red Sox yesterday, despite whiffing 13 times against Josh Beckett, the Rays of Tampa Bay r...