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James Shields made his 200th career start Thursday, but the milestone turned into a mess. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander allowed a career-high and team-record-tying 14 hits in a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Shields matched the dubious mark shared by Edwin Jackson, Jeremi Gonzalez and Tanyon Sturtze. "Everything I was throwing, they were finding a hole," Shields said. "It wasn't a very good day today. They found every hole they could possibly find today. There's nothing you can do about it. I gave up 11 singles." Shields was the second Rays pitcher this week to allow 13 or more hits. Alex Cobb gave up 13 hits Monday in Kansas City, throwing a complete game in an 8-0 loss to help Tampa Bay save its bullpen. After a quick start to the season, in which he went 5-0 with a 3.05 ERA in his first six starter, Shields has been struggling, going 2-5 with a 4.69 ERA in his next 10 starts. The loss was his first to the Tigers in 10 career starts.
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