James Shields SP KC 2 Months

James Shields allowed three runs and 10 hits over six innings but earned the win against the White Sox on Sunday.

Shields danced around trouble all afternoon, as he struck out just three and recorded 12 outs via the fly ball. Even without his best stuff, the right-hander moved to 8-3 and still hasn't lost since May 2. Shields owns a 3.50 ERA and 1.29 WHIP heading into Friday's matchup with the Mariners.

James Shields SP KC 2 Months

James Shields struck out eight while allowing one unearned run over six innings as the Royals beat the Yankees 2-1 on Sunday.

Shields bounced back from three straight subpar starts to keep the Yankees in check. The right-hander gave up six hits and two walks over his six innings. The win moved Shields to 7-3 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. Shields should be in fantasy owners' starting lineups Saturday when he takes on the White Sox.

James Shields SP KC 2 Months

James Shields was hit hard for a third straight start on Tuesday, allowing seven runs -- five earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

The most worrisome part of Shields' recent struggles has been his propensity for serving up dingers -- Shields gave up two on Tuesday, and he's now allowed seven in his last three starts. He allowed nine hits overall and walked four, so he was honestly lucky to escape with as little damage as he did. He'll take a 3.68 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Yankees.

James Shields SP KC 2 Months

James Shields got the no-decision, allowing six runs in seven innings in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

Shields was hammered, allowing three home runs in a start for the first time this season. Of course, there's no shame in giving up dingers to Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion (twice). Overall, Shields allowed eight hits, walked none, and struck out six. The right-hander will take his 3.36 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in search of his seventh win in his next start against the Cardinals on the road.

James Shields SP KC 2 Months

James Shields surrendered four earned runs in six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Angels.

The Royals won in 13 innings after a stellar bullpen showing. Shields yielded nine hits and walked two but still has a cool 2.95 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the year. Kansas City's ace will pitch in Toronto next.

James Shields SP KC 3 Months

James Shields allowed one run over seven innings, striking out eight, in the Royals' 5-1 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Shields limited the dangerous Rockies lineup to just five singles without walking a batter in his seven innings of work. The win moved him to 5-3 on the year with a 2.54 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through nine starts. He's once again among the best starters in the American League. He'll look to keep his strong season going Sunday against the Orioles.

James Shields SP KC 3 Months

James Shields threw seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

Shields allowed seven earned runs on 12 hits his last time out, so Wednesday represented a return to form for the right-hander. He gave up seven hits and walked two, striking out four in the outing. Previous clunker aside, Shields has been fantastic this year, posting a 2.70 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 48/12 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings. He's got another interleague date on Tuesday when the Rockies visit.

James Shields SP KC 3 Months

James Shields had a tough night on the hill, giving up seven runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

Shields walked one and struck out three on the night. After striking for a pair of runs in the second inning, the Tigers broke things open with a three-run uprising in the fourth inning, highlighted by a two-run homer off the bat of Alex Avila. Shields will carry a 3.11 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 44/10 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Padres in San Diego.

James Shields SP KC 3 Months

James Shields allowed two runs on three hits over seven sharp innings in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Shields made one mistake, a pitch that Nelson Cruz hit for a two-run home run. Other than that, he was nearly unhittable, allowing just two singles and two walks. Shields also struck out six over his seven innings of work. Shields will look to impove on his 3-2 record, 2.02 ERA and 0.95 WHIP Saturday against the Tigers.

James Shields SP KC 3 Months

James Shields was quite effective in Tuesday's start, allowing two runs (one earned) over six innings as the Royals defeated the Indians 8-2.

Shields got his second victory of the season, allowing only six hits and a walk while striking out nine. He now carries a 1.91 ERA with a 35/7 K/BB ratio through five starts. Shields can become a free agent after the season and is pitching his way towards a big payday.