Playoff Pinch Hits: Pitching Matchup Favors Giants In Game 5The Giants rolled over the Royals in World Series Game 4. A Bumgarner-Shields pitching matchup in Game 5 points to another Giants win.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Hard To Beat After World Series Game 1 WinThe San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For RoyalsThe Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is SetThe Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
Playoff Pinch Hits: It's Do Or Die For Tigers And Angels On SundayThe Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two UnderdogsThe Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.
Royals' Offense Shut Down In 2-1 Loss To Twins James Shields acknowledged that he didn't have his best stuff Tuesday night.
Shields Leads Royals Over Twins James Shields was sharp for 7 1-3 innings, Alex Gordon had three RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday.
Hosmer Homers, Shields Shines As Royals Beat Twins Eric Hosmer hit two of Kansas City's season-high four home runs, James Shields pitched six strong innings to win for first time in 11 starts and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Friday night.
Matt Moore Must Step Up In Rays RotationComing into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
Shields, Upton Key Rays' Win Over Minnesota James Shields carried a three-hitter into the ninth inning, B.J. Upton had a key two-run single and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Saturday night.