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Bits: James Shields extends strong start

Updated: April 20, 2011, 10:52 AM ET
By Eric Karabell

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields went the distance to beat the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, allowing four hits and a run while striking out nine. Shields boasts a 3.07 ERA and 1.06 WHIP, which would be career bests, and after his first complete game in nearly two years, his 2010 struggles seem far away.

Colorado Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez came off the disabled list Tuesday and allowed four first-inning runs to the San Francisco Giants, including a Pablo Sandoval three-run home run. Jimenez settled down afterward, striking out six in five innings, and he remains someone to target in all fantasy formats.

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