Judging the Royals

April 25, 2013 5:52 PM

One vs. one

People are going to focus on Alex Gordon’s extra-inning grand slam with good reason, but don’t miss what happened earlier: James Shields kept the Kansas City Royals in the game even though they were facing Detroit’s ace, Justin Verlander. The Star’s Bob Dutton wrote it earlier: a game like this is why the Royals went out and got James Shields. When they run into a number one starting pitcher like Verlander, the Royals now have their own number-one starting pitcher to face him.

Judging the Royals

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