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Padres beat Royals 9-5

MLB Spring Training

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — James Shields gave up seven runs in the first inning Wednesday before settling down to throw three scoreless ones in his final start before opening day in the Kansas City Royals’ 9-5 loss to the San Diego Padres.
Shields gave up six hits, walked one and hit a batter as the Padres sent 11 to the plate in the first. Shields allowed only one hit after that and finished with a 4.74 spring ERA.
“They were just hitting groundballs that found some holes,” Shields said. “I was trying to stay aggressive. Walking the first guy didn ...

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