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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Shields makes Royals debut in win over Padres

  • James Shields pitched a hitless inning in his Kansas City debut, and the Royals remained unbeaten this spring with a 5-4 win Thursday over the San Diego Padres.
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  • PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — James Shields pitched a hitless inning in his Kansas City debut, and the Royals remained unbeaten this spring with a 5-4 win Thursday over the San Diego Padres.
    Shields was acquired in a big trade with Tampa Bay during the offseason. The new ace worked the first inning, then went to the bullpen to reach his pitch count.
    The Royals improved to 6-0-1.
    Padres starter Jason Marquis also made his spring debut, allowing one hit in two shutout innings. He is expected to be the team's No. 3 starter.
    Johnny Giavotella drove in two runs for the Royals. Alexi Amarista hit a two-run double for San Diego.
    Padres closer Huston Street pitched his first inning of the spring and gave up two runs and five hits.

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