James Shields

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Hard To Beat After World Series Game 1 Win

The San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.

10/22/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals throws a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For Royals

The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.

10/19/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

10/07/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: C.J. Cron #20 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on from the dugout in the eleventh inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s Do Or Die For Tigers And Angels On Sunday

The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?

10/05/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 31: Alex Gonzalez #28 of the Detroit Tigers singles to left field scoring Tyler Collins #72 in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeated the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day at Comerica Park on March 31, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royals 4-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Gonzalez’s Single Lifts Tigers Over Royals 4-3

Alex Gonzalez drove in the winning run in his Detroit debut, lining a single to left off Greg Holland in the ninth inning that gave the Tigers a 4-3 opening-day victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/31/2014

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Matt Moore Must Step Up In Rays Rotation

Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.

03/05/2013

ST. PETERSBURG - OCTOBER 02:  of the Tampa Bay Rays of the Baltimore Orioles during the game at Tropicana Field on October 2, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

If Royals Deal Is Bad, Why Were The Tigers Hoping They Wouldn’t Make It?

No surprise, the Twitter world hates what the Royals just did.

97.1 The Ticket–12/10/2012

Carlos Guillen #9 of the Detroit Tigers congratulates Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers on a solo home run. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Jeff Riger: A Guaranteed Way To Win The Central

Let’s face it, this time of year is filled with a lot more fantasies then actual reality.

97.1 The Ticket–07/22/2011

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