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Shields pitches Royals to 5-1 victory over White Sox

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Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals slides into home plate as Chicago White Sox catcher Josh Phegley looks on during a game on Friday night in Chicago.

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CHICAGO — With just five wins in late July, the temptation is to think that James Shields is having an off year.
Not true, said Kansas City manager Ned Yost.
Shields tossed seven shutout innings on Friday night to lead the Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox, and Yost believes that performance was right in line with the way the veteran right-hander has pitched this season.
“Forget the record,” Yost said. “The record doesn’t tell a quarter of the story of the way he’s pitched all year. He’s been really, really good. He’s ...


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