Found July 27, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
No matter how good James Shields is the Royals can’t seem to provide him with an easy night. Don’t be deceived by the final score either. Friday night was typical Shields outing except for one thing: He got the winning decision when the Royals opened a three-game weekend stay at U.S. Cellular Field by pulling away late for a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. “It’s always good when you’re throwing up zeroes” he said “but it’s a grind. It’s (been) a grind all season. I’m glad we got the win and glad I pitched well today.” More than well. Shields 5-7 worked seven shutout innings before handing a two-run lead to the bullpen. He gave up eight hits all singles and has now permitted only five runs this season to the White Sox in 26 innings over four starts. Kelvin Herrera retired the first two hitters in the eighth before serving up a homer to Conor Gillaspie whose line drive to right just cleared the wall. So it was white-knuckle time ... until the Royals answered with three r...
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