By now the comparisons to 2010 have been made, and it is hard to argue against them. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields looks an awful lot like he did two years ago when he struggled through the worst season of his career.

Shields argued the point after he allowed another team another round of double-digit hits Sunday, this time to the Boston Red Sox, who left Tropicana Field with a 7-3 victory.

He allowed 11 hits, making it four straight starts in which he's allowed at least 10. He lost for the eighth time in his past 13 games after beginning the season 5-0.