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Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Aug 26

Yesterday I teased my usual “More Best Values to be posted by 5:30 pm EST!” and then never delivered on my promise. There were also a couple reader comments that I never responded to. This wasn’t for lack of care, but rather due to lack of internet! My connection cut out yesterday for the entire afternoon and evening, leaving me unable to update the post, respond to your comments...
Via Baseball Professor
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 129: Eight runs make it five straight

#454156596 / gettyimages.com New York Yankees 8 — Kansas City Royals 1 The Yankees had to make a stop to visit the Royals and make up a rain out. Against Royals pitcher James Shields, an error of his own doing would prove costly. After two scoreless innings, Ichiro Suzuki would hit a ground ball back to Shields, the pitcher would attempt to make the play at first but Ichiro would...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shields Bested by Yanks, Royals Lose 8-1

Kansas City desperately needed someone to step up, and guide their team through a pennant chase. Who better to do so than James Shields? In seven starts prior to the match against the Yankees, Shields is 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA. Three years ago with the Tampa Bay Rays, Shields did the same thing. In July of 2011, Juego posted a 5.40 ERA, and posted a record of 1-4. Things would turn...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 129 lineup: 8/25/14

Coming off a sweep of the White Sox, the Yankees find themselves in Kauffman Stadium to take on the Royals for one game – a makeup from a postponement on June 9. Today marks the beginning of a “make or break” stretch for the Bronx Bombers, as they will face the Tigers and division rival Blue Jays later in the week. Michael Pineda will go for New York, and will try to continue...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Royals (8/25/14)

The Yankees start a pivotal match up with the AL Central leading Royals. Michael Pineda (2-2, 2.05 ERA) matches up against James Shields (12-6, 3.28 ERA) in game one at Kauffman stadium. The Yankees received a solid six inning performance from Pineda his second time out off the DL against the Astros. He gave up two earned runs on four hits while walking one in a no decision. ...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Aug 25

Last Friday I rolled with Doug Fister against the Giants, and Fister finally let us down. I also went with a couple Brewers against Jeff Locke, a hot Jon Jay and Jason Heyward, and a discount Khris Negron, none of whom came through for us either. The result was a 6335th finish in the $15,000 moonshot and a whiff of a day in double-ups. My three hidden players were Matt Carpenter...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Poised For Postseason Run

After the All-Star break, the Kansas City Royals have been one of the hottest, if not the hottest team in all of the MLB. Their record since the ASG is 24-10. Four of their losses came immediately after the break, essentially giving them a 24-6 record since July 22nd. There are a few reasons why there is a good chance that they will remain in first place and continue their second...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees-Royals Preview

Coming off a rare loss, the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals are looking to bounce back in front of their home fans. Kansas City opens a 10-game homestand against the New York Yankees, who are looking to match their longest winning streak of the season as these teams make up a previous postponement Monday night. The Royals (72-57) were denied a sweep in Texas on Sunday, losing...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 22 Two-Start Pitchers and Streamers

There are several two-start pitchers who qualify for the streaming portion of this article. For sake of brevity I’ll only cover them in the top portion of the article, but you should definitely pick up any of the two-starters you want to stream. If you have any questions about these starters, other pitchers or general fantasy baseball questions hit me up on Twitter. Must-Starts...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Infante, Two-Out Rallies Lift Royals Past Rockies

In one week, I will start my sophomore year of college. I turn 20 years old in March. Tonight, for the first time in my lifetime, the Kansas City Royals (70-55) are 15 games over .500. Omar Infante broke out of his extended slump with a huge game, the offense came through with two-out rallies to back James Shields, and Ned Yost celebrated his 60th birthday with a win. The Royals...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals-Rockies Preview

The surging Kansas City Royals own baseball's best interleague record at 14-4. Their final two such contests are against the NL's worst team. The visiting Royals will be facing a Colorado Rockies pitcher who has been hit hard in losing all three August starts when they get their first look at Tyler Matzek on Tuesday night. Kansas City (69-55) holds a two-game AL Central lead...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Poised to End 29-year Post-Season Drought

In early June, it appeared that the Kansas City Royals would miss the MLB Post-Season for a 29th consecutive season. After losing 18 of 30 games in May, the Royals tumbled into the AL Central basement, with a record of 26-30, 6.5-games back of the Detroit Tigers. Fast forward two months and the Royals, powered by an incredible 15-3 run, sit in control of the second AL Wild Card and...
Via Off The Bench
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields looks to stay hot, deliver series win over division-leading A's

James Shields has pitched well recently against the Oakland Athletics. He's been even better overall of late for the Kansas City Royals. Looking to continue his success against the A's, Shields tries to win his third straight start and help the Royals take this four-game home set between division leaders Thursday. Shields (11-6, 3.25 ERA) allowed a pair of home runs to Josh...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields looks to stay hot, deliver series win over division-leading A's

James Shields has pitched well recently against the Oakland Athletics. He's been even better overall of late for the Kansas City Royals. Looking to continue his success against the A's, Shields tries to win his third straight start and help the Royals take this four-game home set between division leaders Thursday. Shields (11-6, 3.25 ERA) allowed a pair of home runs to Josh...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals, 1st Place, Same Sentence II

Back on June 18th, the original Kansas City Royals 1st Place, Same Sentence post was created.  At that time the Royals have just won their 9th straight game and 12 of 15 in June.  Last night, they were at it again, beating the Oakland Athletics and going up .5 game on the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central.  This on the same day they acquired Josh Willingham from the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals now sit atop the AL Central and here’s why they’re a force to be reckoned with

With all the talk last year about the Pittsburgh Pirates attaining their first winning season since 1992, the Kansas City Royals and their fans probably felt slighted in the sympathy department. This franchise’s last postseason game took place in 1985—which was also the year of its last championship. You could probably say the Royals used up all their luck in that title run,...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Almost all of AL East will be in the mix for James Shields in free agency

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields is scheduled to hit the free agent market this offseason and will have no shortage of suitors, making him likely to cash in on a big contract.Shields will draw interest from many teams, especially the American League East. The Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, and Toronto Blue Jays will be in the mix for him this...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields Fires Shutout Behind Electric Kauffman Stadium as Royals Blank Giants, 5-0

Five weeks ago, James Shields was the worst starter in the Royals rotation in terms of ERA. The Royals were treading water in the standings, struggling to stay above .500 with their laboring ace. The majority of fans wanted him traded, some because of his struggles. People claimed he was “washed up”, “old”, or “hurt.” Oh what a difference a few weeks (and a few wins)...
Via Royals Blue
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields throws 4-hitter, leads Royals to 6th straight win

  James Shields threw a four-hitter and Alex Gordon homered as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth straight, beating the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Saturday night. The Royals have won nine of 10 to move with 1 1-2 games of AL Central-leading Detroit. The Royals, who have not made the playoffs since beating St. Louis in the 1985 World Series, are in second place in the AL wild...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals smack Giants 5-0 in front of 35,114 at The K, win sixth straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Oh, my. This is getting serious. The Royals rattled off their sixth straight win -- the 14th in 17 games -- with a whitewashing of the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Saturday night in front of an energetic 35,114 fans at The K. "The crowd was awesome, man," starter James Shields said. "From the minute I started warming up, you could hear them get us...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals win 6th straight, 5-0 over Giants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) James Shields threw a four-hitter and Alex Gordon homered as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth straight, beating the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Saturday night. The Royals have won nine of 10 to move with 1 1-2 games of AL Central-leading Detroit. The Royals, who have not made the playoffs since beating St. Louis in the 1985 World Series, are in second...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Offense No Match for Shields

The Giants offense continued to flounder as they wasted a strong start from Tim Hudson and fell to the Royals 5-0. Both Hudson and Kansas City starter James Shields took shutouts into the fifth inning before Hudson gave up a solo home run to Alex Gordon. It turned out that that would be enough to earn Shields his 11th win of the year, as he tossed the complete game shutout. He allowed...
Via BaySportsNet
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields looks to secure another series win for Royals

The Kansas City Royals are the hottest team in baseball in large part because of excellent pitching over a five-game winning streak. They now return to the top of the rotation with the pitcher who got it started as James Shields tries to keep it going Saturday night in the second of a three-game home series with the San Francisco Giants. After Friday's 4-2 win, Kansas City (61...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields looks to secure another series win for Royals

The Kansas City Royals are the hottest team in baseball in large part because of excellent pitching over a five-game winning streak. They now return to the top of the rotation with the pitcher who got it started as James Shields tries to keep it going Saturday night in the second of a three-game home series with the San Francisco Giants. After Friday's 4-2 win, Kansas City (61...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: Series win at Oakland likely Royals' biggest of the season

We may look back at that three-game series in Oakland and determine it was the catalyst that propelled the Royals into the postseason. Without their Gold Glove first baseman Eric Hosmer, the Royals nonetheless beat the Oakland A's two out of three, winning their fourth straight series. And the Royals did so by beating baseball's best team -- the A's hadn't lost a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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