RHP James Shields had a tough start to his night Tuesday, allowing two first-inning runs and 10 hits overall to the Yankees.

But Shields settled in to get his first victory in four starts, going seven innings in a 7-4 win over the Yankees. After the Rays gave him the lead back in the fourth, Shields held it, taking 32 pitches to get through innings 5-7.

"I tried to keep us in the game as long as I could throughout the game to give us a chance to score," Shields said.