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Shields, Royals drop Astros


Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer (35) tries to beat the ball to home plate as Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro covers to try to score from first base on a Salvador Perez double against the Houston Astros in the fifth inning of a game on Thursday night in Houston.

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HOUSTON — 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 on Thursday night.
Shields (1-2) gave up one run and four hits, all singles. He struck out seven straight batters in the late innings.
The right-hander 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 ...

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