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Shields named AL Co-Player of the Week

Shields named AL Co-Player of the Week

Shields named AL Co-Player of the Week
After hurling two complete games this week, Rays pitcher James Shields was named the American League Co-Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced Monday afternoon.

He shares the award with Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who also went 2-0 this week with two complete-game victories. It is Shields' second weekly award this season.

Shields went 2-0 across two starts, logging 15 strikeouts in a five-hit shutout against the streaking Red Sox and only giving up an unearned run in a victory against the in-state-rival Marlins.

In six games against Florida this year, Shields (7-4, 2.40 ERA) is 2-0 with two complete games, one shutout, 23 strikeouts and one walk.

He has logged a Major League-best five complete games this season, as well as three shutout victories.

The Rays are back in action Monday against the Brewers in Interleague Play.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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