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The Royals completed a sweep of the Houston Astros and are now back to .500 with a record of seven wins and seven losses. James Shields got his first win of the season by pitching eight innings and giving up just one run. Shields also struck out 12, while giving up two walks and four singles—and two of them were infield singles. That’s some pretty good pitching.
It was easy for Royals fans to be down after their team got swept by the Twins and it’s easy for Royals fans to be pumped after their team swept the Astros—the hard part is keeping an even keel. I’m not great at math, but I’m pretty sure there are 148 games to go. If you have a great team you’re going to still lose 60 to 70 ballgames; you can’t climb out on the ASB Bridge every time it happens. Same goes for winning; it’s a whole lot better than losing, but guess what—you gotta do it again tomorrow.
Be like the ballplayers and keep an even keel.
By LEE JUDGE. 12 hours ago