Tampa Bay RHP James Shields wasn't as sharp as he had been in his previous two starts, but he managed to get the big outs when he needed Sunday in the Rays' 7-3, 10-inning victory against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

Six of those big outs came in the sixth and seventh innings after the Twins' leadoff hitter reached second base.

"(Sunday) was a grind," Shields said. "We showed a lot of character as a team. I think those couple of innings when they had a man on third with one out and we got out of both those innings that was a key part of the game."