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Fantasy Update

9 hours ago
Rotoworld
James Shields allowed four runs over five innings in the Royals' 9-8 extra-innings victory over the Athletics in Tuesday's Wild Card Game.
Sep 29, 2014
KFFL
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields will start the team's Wild Card Game Tuesday, Sept. ...
Rotoworld 9 hours ago

James Shields up-and-down in KC win - James Shields (S) Kansas City Royals

James Shields allowed four runs over five innings in the Royals' 9-8 extra-innings victory over the Athletics in Tuesday's Wild Card Game.
Boston Herald 9 hours ago

Catching up in the arms race

Last night in Kansas City, the curtain rose on a Red Sox-less postseason with a wild card game that pitted Royals ace James Shields against Oakland A’s hired gun Jon Lester.Want to bet John Henry was paying attention?The Sox owner generally believes that it’s bad business to dole out five- and six-year contracts to free agent pitchers over the age of 30. But if the club is serious about re-arming its starting rotation, taking that gamble on Shields or Lester will be something Henry must at least consider.

A’s Jon Lester, king of the big game, takes on KC’s Big Game James

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Jed Lowrie, the A’s shortstop and a former player representive, said that when Major League Baseball and the Players Association first began discussing the one-game wild-card format, this is just what they had in mind: Jon Lester vs. James Shields. “What more can be said?” Lowrie said. “This is the exact matchup you want to set the tone for the playoffs. Lester, a two-time champion with the Red Sox, now will be on the mound for Oakland in Tuesday’s American League wild-card game against the Royals and James Shields –...
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 29, 2014

Kevin Haskin: Shields value measured by Royals reaching postseason

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Few trades in the history of the Kansas City Royals were as controversial, or as meaningful, as the deal that brought James Shields to town. The pitcher’s impact can be measured by his mere presence Tuesday in Kauffman Stadium. Shields will start for the Royals in their first postseason game in 29 years, an American League wild-card matchup against Jon Lester and the Oakland Athletics. read more
KFFL Sep 29, 2014

Royals | James Shields to start WC game

Kansas City Royals SP James Shields will start the team's Wild Card Game Tuesday, Sept. ...
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
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.

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