Found May 22, 2013 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals ended their longest losing streak of the season with a late rally. Whether they can rally behind James Shields remains to be seen. Despite his outstanding pitching this season, Shields will be trying to avoid losing his third consecutive start Wednesday night against the Houston Astros. After dropping four straight one-run games, the Royals (21-21) scored all of their runs in the final three innings of a 7-3 victory Tuesday. The victory was just their fourth in 15 contests. "Give the Royals a lot of credit. They battled their at-bats and put balls in play and had some really good at-bats late in the game," manager Bo Porter told the Astros' official website. Kansas City has scored 15 runs in its last three contests, but has managed four runs in dropping Shields' past three starts. The right-hander has posted a 1.50 ERA in that stretch - pitching eight innings each time - and a 2.00 ERA over his past six, going 1-2. Shiel...
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