July 21, 2013 4:11 PM

Lack of run support dooms Shields as Royals fall to Tigers 4-1

James Shields entered Sunday’s series finale against Detroit with the fourth-lowest run support in the American League. From that standpoint, the Royals’ 4-1 loss to the Tigers shouldn’t come as any great surprise. Shields turned in his 16th quality start of the season but fell to 3-5 in those games thanks to a sputtering Royals offense.

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