ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Sean Rodriguez and Luke Scott homered for Tampa Bay, helping Rays right-hander James Shields become the AL's first five-game winner with a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
Shields (5-0) allowed four runs and five hits, walked four and struck out 11 over six innings to win his sixth straight decision over two seasons -- matching the longest winning streak of his career. Kyle Seager homered twice off the 2011 All-Star, driving in all of Seattle's runs.
Rodriguez hit a two-run homer off Blake Beavan (1-4) in the third. Scott's solo shot off the Seattle starter glanced off centerfielder Michael Saunders' glove before clearing the wall to snap a 4-4 tie in the sixth.