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Over the Monster Sep 12, 2014

Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Will Middlebrooks, James Shields

Today's links look at what made Mookie Betts the man he is today, how great it would be if Will Middlebrooks could start playing well and whether "Big Game" James Shields is worth the big bucks. What a wonderful world it would be if Will Middlebrooks could start playing well. (Ricky Doyle; NESN) It's important to remember that being able to get James Shields is less important than whether it would be worth it. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe) Speaking of which, what's the worst that could happen with Mookie Betts at second? (John Tomase; Boston Herald) Because, after all Betts has been...
Boston Herald Sep 12, 2014
James Shields could be answer to every woe of shaky rotation

James Shields could be answer to every woe of shaky rotation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James Shields has been a little consumed with a pennant race, so Red Sox fans will have to cut the pending free agent some slack.After the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, the next name on the Sox’ offseason shopping list is Shields. The big difference is that the Royals right-hander is the one guy the Red Sox likely have the best shot of obtaining.On the pitching front, he is the one: a proven innings-eating, winning pitcher capable of leading a staff desperately in need of a rotation-topping starter.
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 10, 2014

Shields dominant as Royals shut out Tigers, 3-0

DETROIT — James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central. Shields (14-7) gave up a single to Ian Kinsler leading off the first. Then he picked off Kinsler — and retired every other batter he faced until another Detroit single in the seventh. The Tigers put two on that inning, but Shields worked out of the jam. Kelvin Herrera pitched the eighth and Wade Davis finished for his third save. read more
Rotoworld Sep 10, 2014

Shields pitches Royals back into first place - James Shields (S) Kansas City Royals

James Shields tossed seven shutout innings against the Tigers on Wednesday, helping the Royals move back into first place in the AL Central.
Grand Rapids Press Sep 10, 2014
Royals 3, Tigers 0: James Shields dominates Detroit; Kansas City avoids sweep, leads division

Royals 3, Tigers 0: James Shields dominates Detroit; Kansas City avoids sweep, leads division

The Royals hold a one-game lead over the Tigers in the Central Division as they head to Boston for a four-game series against the Red Sox. DETROIT -- The Kansas City Royals won a game the same way they have won a lot of games this season.  They got dominant starting pitching from James Shields. They played excellent defense in the field. Their bullpen was stellar. And they made a handful of runs hold up. Shields allowed just two hits and struck out eight in seven shutout innings Wednesday night to help the Royals avoid a sweep with a 3-0 victory over the...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 10, 2014
Seventh-inning stretch: Royals 2, Tigers 0

Seventh-inning stretch: Royals 2, Tigers 0

The Tigers have managed just one hit against Shields, who has faced the minimum through six innings and helped the Royals take a 2-0 lead heading into the seventh inning. DETROIT -- The Tigers survived the rain, but they've been no match for James Shields. The Tigers have managed just one hit against Shields, who has faced the minimum through six innings and retired 17 straight to help the Royals take a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning in a game that officially started after a 42-minute rain delay. The Royals claimed their first lead this series when Salvador...
Bless You Boys Sep 10, 2014

Game 146: Royals at Tigers

Sole possession of first place is on the line today as the Tigers and Royals finish up their three game series at Comerica Park. Kansas City Royals (79-64) at Detroit Tigers (80-65) Time/Place: 7:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: Royals Review Media: Fox Sports Detroit, ESPN, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP James Shields (13-7, 3.23 ERA) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (15-10, 3.30 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Shields 30 200.1 7.01 1.80 0.94 1.20 3.69 3.65 3.1 Porcello 27 183.0 5.41 1.67 0.74 1.19 3.59 3.89 3.1 James Shields has had his...
Newark Star-Ledger Sep 6, 2014

Yankees lose to Royals, 1-0, as playoff hopes are rattled

The Royals' ace, James Shields, backed by his bullpen, proves too much for the Yankees
The Ledger Sep 6, 2014

MLB Roundup: Cobb Leads Tampa Bay Shutout of Baltimore

Alex Cobb and two relievers combined on a six-hitter for Tampa Bay's AL-best 19th shutout this season, and the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Friday night.

Shields pitches Royals past Yankees

NEW YORK — James Shields pitched two-hit ball into the ninth inning and Nori Aoki lined a run-scoring single in the third following Chase Headley’s two-base error, leading the Kansas City Royals over the New York Yankees, 1-0, on Friday night. Two starts after losing to the Yankees 8-1 in one of his worst outings this season, Shields (13-7) retired his first 11 batters before Brett Gardner’s double in the fourth. Headley singled in the fifth, and Gardner flied out to the right-field warning track in the sixth. read more
Detroit News Sep 5, 2014

James Shields pitches Royals to 2-game lead over Tigers in AL Central

Shields knows what this September means to the Kansas City Royals, a team that hasn't been to the playoffs since many of their players were born.
KFFL Aug 30, 2014

Red Sox | Could target James Shields

The Boston Red Sox could pursue Kansas City Royals SP James Shields in free agency ...
Full Count | WEEI Aug 30, 2014

Looking at why Red Sox will be keeping an eye on James Shields

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jon Lester may be Plan A, but James Shields won’€™t be that far behind. While most are rightfully focusing on the Red Sox‘€™ chances of bringing back Lester via free agency, according to sources, the team will be eyeing the current Kansas City ace, a familiar name in American League East […]

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