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Royals’ Shields fans 10, shuts down Rays


Kansas City Royals’ James Shields throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a game on Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.  — Back on the mound at Tropicana Field, Kansas City’s James Shield looked and felt right at home.
The right-hander sparkled in his return to the stadium where he earned a living for the first seven seasons of his career, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and striking out 10 in seven innings to help the Royals beat his former team 6-0 on Monday night.
No pitcher has had more success at The Trop than Shields, who remains Tampa Bay’s all-time leader in victories with 87, including a franchise-best 47 at home.
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