Shields & Royals Mow Down Astros

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 on Thursday night.

Shields 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.

The Royals will return home looking for revenge on Minnesota, who swept them last weekend. First pitch at the K will be at 7:10pm on Friday night, and coverage on NewsRadio 1350 KMAN will be joined in progress after K-State baseball.