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James Shields

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  • Royals win nine in a row and sweep Twins

    Royals win nine in a row and sweep Twins
    The Kansas City Royals won their ninth straight game, stretching their longest winning streak in more than a decade by beating Minnesota 7-2 Thursday behind Billy Butler's hitting and Lorenzo Cain's highlight reel catch in center field.     The Royals...
  • Phil Rogers power rankings

    1. Tigers (4): Acquired closer Jose Veras from the Astros at a time Detroit hadn't had a blown save in 40 games. The bullpen has been much better since Joaquin Benoit took over as the closer. 2. Cardinals (1): They kicked the tires on Alexei Ramirez but...
  • Duquette talks about adding players, dealing prospects and minor league depth

    Duquette talks about adding players, dealing prospects and minor league depth
    Had the opportunity to talk to Orioles’ vice president Dan Duquette today about the trade market and the club’s thinking heading into Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. We’ll have a much larger story on that – and...
  • Royals win 4th straight, beat Chicago 5-1

    Royals win 4th straight, beat Chicago 5-1
    James Shields tossed seven shutout innings and rookie David Lough homered and drove in another run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.     The Royals (49-51) have won four straight and six of...
  • For What it's Worth---Baseball on the Brain

    Has the worm turned? If Jose Canseco gets the unintended credit for awaking baseball to its problems with performance enhancing drugs—might Ryan Braun be looked back at as the tipping point in the game’s fight against them?  It’s...
  • Your Morning Phil: Sweeney, Ventura, Sale

    Your Morning Phil: Sweeney, Ventura, Sale
    Talking baseball while wondering if LeBron James and his kingsmen are taking the Bulls seriously. 1. When the Cubs get around to trading Alfonso Soriano, it would be ideal to have a homegrown replacement ready. There are none in sight, however, as Brett...
  • Royals can't sweep Tigers, fall on Sunday

    Royals can't sweep Tigers, fall on Sunday
    Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks homered as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Sunday to avoid being swept. Doug Fister (8-5) picked up the victory with six strong innings, yielding a run, while allowing six hits and striking out five and...
  • Sox could take page from Hawks playbook

    Sox could take page from Hawks playbook
    Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman celebrated a Stanley Cup championship at Grant Park on Friday, the second time they have done that in four years. Rocky Wirtz beamed appropriately. It's easy to give these three guys credit for all the Blackhawks'...
  • For What it's Worth--Toure, Gal and Baseball at the Break

    For What it’s Worth—Toure, Gal and Baseball at the Break Summer hoops--- You know that baseball is to the All-Star Break when you start zoning in on NBA summer hoops, that or your life is utterly pathetic.  I spent portions of my afternoon...
  • Cleveland sweeps Royals, fifth straight loss

    Cleveland sweeps Royals, fifth straight loss
    The Royals hit the All-Star break showing some cracks. Kansas City staggered into baseball's unofficial midpoint Sunday with a 6-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians, who swept the three-game series and pushed the third-place Royals eight games out of first...
  • For What it's Worth: Pine Tar, Naked Bodies & New Coaches

    For What it's Worth: Pine Tar, Naked Bodies & New Coaches
    There are times when raising 14 and 11 year olds that the tax break is nowhere near enough. Game of stats--- I love the minutia of baseball—the daily rush of numbers that somehow provides a better context to follow the night’s action with....