Royals sweep Astros

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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 (1-2) 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.

Scott Feldman (2-1) yielded four earned runs and nine hits in six innings. It was the first tough outing for the Astros newcomer after he had allowed just one run and seven hits combined in his first three starts.

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