More like it: Shields, Royals slam the door on Astros for the sweep

Yes, it was only the Astros. But the Royals certainly needed the Astros after that awful stumble in Minnesota last weekend. And at least the Royals didn't fumble away a series against a lesser opponent (as they did last year in Houston). This time, the Royals took care of business. Or, more accurately, James Shields did. Shields dominated the Astros, going eight strong innings...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1

HOUSTON -- James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win Thursday night. Shields (1-2) gave up one run and four hits, all singles. He got back to his winning ways after seeing his nine-game road victory streak snapped in his last start at Minnesota when sloppy defense led to six unearned runs...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins clobber Royals

Hannah Foslien, Getty Images After scoring 10 runs off the Royals last night, the Twins made a statement today, scoring 7 runs off Royals ace, James Shields. After a quick top of the 1st inning, in which Ricky Nolasco took the Royals down in order, it took the Twins little time to score off Shields, as Brian Dozier hit his 2nd leadoff home run of the year and 5th of his career. http...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields undone by defense as Royals fall to Twins 7-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season and free-agent acquisition Ricky Nolasco earned his first win for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals. A day after getting his first RBI of the year, Mauer drove in three more runs against Kansas City starter James Shields. Brian Dozier had a leadoff homer for Minnesota, which has...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields looks to help Royals rebound in Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins were among the league's worst both at the plate and on the mound in 2013. While the pitching staff has yet to come around, at least their offense has been able to produce at times without some of their key hitters. Coming off their third double-digit scoring performance of the season, the Twins hope to get a better outing from Ricky Nolasco as they face James...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Kansas City Royals Players Turning Heads Early at Spring Training

The Kansas City Royals have set up camp in Arizona for spring training with the anticipation of a winning season and very little roster speculation.  That can lead to a boring spring for fans.  A few players have given fans something to talk about. James Shields, the ace of the pitching staff, is entering the final year of his contract.  After costing the Royals a great prospect...
Via i70baseball
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: James Shields contract not likely

James Shields has set a deadline of Opening Day to agree to a new contract with the Kansas City Royals.  Reports indicate there have been no talks as of yet between the team & the ace of the staff.  According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star:"Royals have yet to engage Shields’ representatives regarding a extension, according to people familiar with the situation...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

James Shields: Late July trade bait?

As James Shields enters the final year of this contract, it’s likely he’ll become a free agent and sign with another team after the 2014 season. Sure, there’s an article from the Kansas City Star and an article from the Royals official website about Shield’s interest in staying with the team. But that’s standard boilerplate for a player entering the final year of his contract...
Via i70baseball
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Shields named 2013 winner of Joe Burke Special Achievement Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Expectations were high when James Shields came to Kansas City in a trade that sent big-hitting outfield prospect Wil Myers to Tampa. And he didn't shrink from those expectations, earning the "Big Game James" moniker while going 13-9 with a 3.15 ERA and 196 strikeouts. In recognition of those achievements in his first season in Kansas City, Shields...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Why is James Shields struggling?

by John Viril— Kansas City Royals ace James Shields has been struggling for awhile now. He dominated opponents until this May 27 start against St. Louis. However, he’s had a much harder time ever since. Though he’s had good results until Tuesday’s 6 run debacle against the Twins, his peripheral numbers indicate declining effectiveness. Up to that St. Louis start, James Shields...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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