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Shields looks to pitch Royals to series win in Windy City

The Kansas City Royals and starter James Shields have enjoyed plenty of recent success at U.S. Cellular Field. As Shields looks to win a fourth consecutive start there, Kansas City tries to capture a fourth straight road series over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. The Royals (49-50) have won seven of their previous eight series at U.S. Cellular. They finally found some offense...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Royals to trade James Shields

On June 17th, the Royals took sole possession of first place in the American League Central, as they stood a half game up on Detroit in the division race. Since that date, the Royals have gone 10-17, while the Tigers have gone 18-10, and Kansas City now finds themselves in third place, seven games behind […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Good second-half club? Royals can start proving it at Boston

It's been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals made the playoffs -- a drought they're determined to end with some slight improvements in the second half. That goal seems far more realistic than Boston's chances of reaching the postseason and defending its title, but the Red Sox haven't written off their season just yet. James Shields takes the mound for the Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisting the James Shields Trade

  Photo: David Eulitt/Getty Images   “That was a bad trade for the Royals. Dayton Moore gave up way too much, and we definitely lost that trade.” –Sarah Davis     These were the words that I stuck by for about four months. From one perspective, you see that we gave up two top level prospects, Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, for an ace in James Shields, what we then thought...
Via Royals Blue
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields, Royals outdueled in 5-1 loss to Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night. Porcello (12-5) raised his career record against Kansas City to 8-3 while yielding six hits and one run through seven innings. Alex Avila drove in three runs, putting the Tigers in position to go for a four-game sweep on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have a Tigers problem they hope Shields can solve

Continued success in Kansas City has enabled the Detroit Tigers to build a sizable lead over the second-place Royals in the AL Central. As Rick Porcello tries to tie for the major league lead with his 12th victory, the Tigers can further increase their division advantage with a sixth consecutive win at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday night. Detroit (52-37) has split its six home games...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields Dazzles vs. Old Team; Royals Beat Rays 6-0

Just a reminder – James Shields is still really, really good. Just ask his former team. Shields broke out of his extended rough stretch by dominating his former team, leading the Royals to a 6-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Kansas City’s ace fired seven shutout innings, surrendering just three hits while striking out 10 Rays. He retired 13 of the final 14...
Via Royals Blue
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields makes first start at Tropicana since Rays dealt him to KC

James Shields last pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays two years ago, but he still holds many of their individual records. Now, he'll take the mound at Tropicana Field for the first time as a visitor. Shields makes his return to St. Petersburg on Monday night as his Kansas City Royals open this three-game series by trying to defeat Jake Odorizzi, one of the players dealt for the right...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: James Shields edition

( The Kansas City Royals made one of the biggest trades in the clubs most recent history last offseason when they sent outfield prospect Wil Myers to Tampa Bay in return for ace James Shields and Wade Davis. Last year Myers won the Amercian League Rookie of the Year and the Rays seemed to get the better half of the deal, but halfway through 2014, while Wil Myers...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Shields spikes pickoff throw into the ground

Your browser does not support iframes.Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields spiked a pickoff throw to second into the ground during the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the New York Yankees. Shields was attempting to pick off Yankees runner Brian Roberts at second, but had to adjust the throw at the last minute when he realized that no one was covering the base. As...
Via Holdout Sports
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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