FILE - Kansas City Royals' James Shields works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Shields sharp as Royals top A’s 4-2

Led by eight strong innings from pitcher James Shields, the Royals defeated the Athletics 4-2 on Sunday. Josh Reddick homered twice in the l…