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James Shields allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and was part of a combined four-hit shutout in Kansas City's 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night to give the Royals a sweep of a day-night doubleheader. Kansas City won the first game 2-1 as Danny Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and pitched a combined two-hitter. Royals pitching held the Tigers to a run and six hits for the two games. Eric Hosmer homered in each game. Shields (8-8) won his fourth game in his past five starts. He walked four and struck out one. The Tigers threatened against Shields in the second and third innings. In the second, a walk to Andy Dirks and Brayan Pena's single gave Detroit runners on first and second with one out. But Shields got both Ramon Santiago and Jose Iglesias to hit pop-ups to the shortstop to get out of the inning. The right-hander walked Austin Jackson to lead off the third inning and Torii Hunter singled him to second. But Shields retired the next th...
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