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Apr 12, 2014
Rotoworld
James Shields was tagged for seven runs (one earned) in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 18 hours ago
Kansas City Royals: Sweep by Twins leaves fans with little hope

Kansas City Royals: Sweep by Twins leaves fans with little hope

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- James Shields has lived everything the Royals are dreaming of. He has clinched a division title at Kauffman Stadium, walked into his team's clubhouse to find plastic sheets protecting the lockers and goggles protecting some of his teammates' eyes.
The Ledger Apr 12, 2014

Single Run Is All Cobb Needs to Get Rays Past Reds

The starter throws seven shutout innings. The defense makes a few big plays. One swing of the bat provides all the offense needed. Not a very flashy way to win, but it's working for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Topeka Capital-Journal Apr 12, 2014

Twins, Mauer rough up Royals, Shields

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 scored the second-most runs in the American League. read more
Rotoworld Apr 12, 2014

Shields hit hard by Twins in loss - James Shields (S) Kansas City Royals

James Shields was tagged for seven runs (one earned) in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Kansas City Star Apr 12, 2014

KC ace James Shields struggles as Twins hammer Royals 7-1

Starter James Shields surrendered seven runs in the first two inning as the Royals lost to the Twins 7-1 on Saturday in Minneapolis. In the last three seasons, Shields allowed seven runs in a game on six separate occasions. On Saturday, six of the runs were unearned. He is partly to blame for that, as is third baseman Mike Moustakas.

Tonkin arrives, Bartlett prepares to depart; Twins prepare for Royals

The Twins have a chance to go up 2-0 in this series, but they have to beat James Shields, who was 3-0 in Target Field last season.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 10, 2014

Sale outduels Shields in White Sox’ 5-1 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It doesn’t take much for Chris Sale’s motor to reach high. With a matchup against the Royals’ James Shields and the White Sox needing to stop a three-game losing streak, Sale was revved up more than usual Sunday. ‘‘There was an energy to him, the way he was throwing and coming off the mound,’’ Sox manager Robin Ventura said after watching Sale (2-0) lead the way with eight scoreless innings in a 5-1 victory. ‘‘Big pitchers do...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 7, 2014

Rays, Royals both impacted by James Shields

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The impact James Shields had on the Rays' turnaround remains obvious, evidenced Monday by the large crowd of Tampa Bay players, staff and executives who visited with him before the game with his current Royals squad.
DRaysBay Apr 7, 2014

Royals series preview: Missing Shields, catching another unknown

Also missing Elliot Johnson. The Rays and the Royals are linked by one of the larger trades of the past few years, with Wade Davis and James Shields now plying their trade in Kansas City, while Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi toil in the Trop. Add David DeJesus, once a face of the Royals franchise, to the mix, and this series is a veritable homecoming. All that's missing is Elliot Johnson (someone should invite him, just for old-time's sake). Fortunately for the Rays, they won't go up against Shields this time, and will instead face veterans Jason Vargas and Jeremy Guthrie, plus rookie Yordana...

Shields strong outing not enough for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James Shields pitched well. Chris Sale pitched better. Sale gave up four singles in eight scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals, 5-1, on Sunday. Shields (0-1) went seven and allowed one run. read more
Kansas City Star Apr 6, 2014

Chis Sale, White Sox hand Royals a 5-1 loss

White Sox ace Chris Sale bested James Shields as the Royals fell, 5-1, in Sunday afternoon's series finale at Kauffman Stadium. Sale blanked his hosts for eight innings, allowing only four hits. He suffocated the KC offense on a day when Shields was also outstanding.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 6, 2014

Sale outduels Shields in 5-1 White Sox win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Sale outlasted James Shields in a duel of All-Star pitchers, Alexei Ramirez stayed hot by driving in two runs with a single and a double, and the White Sox pulled away for a 5-1 victory against the Kansas City Royals Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Sale (2-0) pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk and striking out six. Going into the game, the Sox had supported their ace left-hander with one run over his previous five...

The one pitch James Shields wanted back

We tend to focus on what happens in the late innings of a ballgame, but when you get beat 4-3, that first run did just as much damage as the fourth one. After the Royals lost to the Tigers, pitcher James Shields said there was only one pitch he wanted back.

Royals, Tigers lineups as Shields faces Verlander in season opener

It's a lovely morning here at Comerica Park, where the Royals will begin their season this afternoon. Tigers ace Justin Verlander is expected to throw the first pitch at 12:08 p.m. Central. Here are the lineups as James Shields faces Verlander:
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 29, 2014

Royals enter season with sights set on playoffs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James Shields thinks back to last year, thoughtfully piecing together what was missing from the Kansas City Royals as they made a late push for the postseason. The pitching was strong. The offense was coming around. The defense was sublime. He finally settled on experience. read more

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