It would take a lot to top James Shields' powerful performance Sunday, a two-hit shutout of the majors' most offensive team. And B.J. Upton did, hitting a team-record-tying three home runs in a 6-0 win over Texas.

Upton, speaking softly in his corner of the Rays clubhouse, insisted Shields was "still the big story." But across the room in Shields' corner, and all others, Upton was clearly the headliner.

"Player of the game as far as I'm concerned," Shields said. "He's locked in right now."

Upton became the third Ray to hit three homers in a game, joining Evan Longoria (2008) and Jonny Gomes (2005).