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James Shields
ERA W-L K
2.00 1-2 26
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 86.14
Position: SPBorn: 12/20/1981 Birthplace: Newhall, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 16th Round by Devil Rays (2000)


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Apr. 18 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET17:09 ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST4:39 PM VEN1:09 UAE (+1)4:09 PM CT-Shields struck out a season-high 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
Analysis: Shields (1-2, 2.00 ERA) gave up one run and four singles. He struck out seven straight batters in the late innings.
Apr. 13 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST11:59 AM VEN20:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Shields was far from effective Saturday in a loss to the Twins, although terrible defense hurt him the most.
Analysis: Shields yielded seven runs - one earned - in 5 2-3 innings. He gave up six hits and walked three while striking out five. He faces the Twins again in his next outing.
Apr. 7 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-Shields suffered a 5-1 loss to the ChiSox on Sunday.
Analysis: Shields gave up a run on five hits, striking out six, walking none and hitting two batters in seven innings. He was outdueled by fantasy superstar Chris Sale.
Mar. 15 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET23:48 ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST11:18 PM VEN7:48 UAE (+1)9:48 PM CT-Shields, who will start Kansas City's season opener on March 31 at Detroit, allowed one infield single and struck out 10 in six scoreless innings, as the Royals lost to a Chicago Cubs split squad 6-5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Shields is 2-0 with a 0.61 ERA, allowing one run and seven hits, striking out 18 and walking none in 14 2-3 innings, in four exhibition starts. "I felt really good out there," Shields said.

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