Shields Gets First Win As Royals Sweep Astros
Associated Press - April 17, 2014 10:09 pm
Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.
HOUSTON (AP) – James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win Thursday night.
Shields (1-2) gave up one run and four hits, all singles. He got back to his winning ways after seeing his nine game road victory streak snapped in his last start at Minnesota when sloppy defense led to six unearned runs in a 7-1 loss.
Scott Feldman (2-1) yielded four earned runs and nine hits in six innings. It was the first tough outing for the Astros newcomer after he had allowed just one run and seven hits combined in his first three starts.