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MLB: Minnesota 7, Kansas City 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Andrew Albers dominated the Royals over 8 1/3 shutout innings in his major league debut Tuesday, boosting Minnesota to a 7-0 whitewash of Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Billy Butler, one of six Kansas City players to drive in a run Thursday, had two RBI and the Royals extended their winning streak with a 7-2 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 1

CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) -- James Shields threw seven shutout innings Friday and Kansas City broke things open in the ninth for its fourth straight win, 5-1 over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Detroit 4, Kansas City 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 21 (UPI) -- Doug Fister controlled the Royals over six innings and the Detroit Tigers backed him with a pair of homers Sunday in their 4-1 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 3, New York Yankees 1

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- James Shields overcame a shaky first inning Tuesday and went on to throttle New York over seven frames in the Kansas City Royals' 3-1 win over the Yankees.

MLB: Kansas City 9, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, June 28 (UPI) -- Eric Hosmer hit two of Kansas City's four home runs Friday, a barrage that propelled the Royals to a 9-3 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1

CLEVELAND, June 17 (UPI) -- Elliot Johnson came home with the go-ahead run on Matt Albers' ninth inning wild pitch Monday, sending the Kansas City Royals over Cleveland 2-1.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Houston 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 7 (UPI) -- Billy Butler's RBI double put Kansas City in front during a two-run eighth Friday, giving the Royals a 4-2 victory over Houston.

MLB: St. Louis 6, Kansas City 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 27 (UPI) -- Yadier Molina homered and drove in four runs and Adam Wainwright notched a seventh win for St. Louis in its 6-3 interleague decision over Kansas City Monday.

MLB: Houston 3, Kansas City 1

HOUSTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Jordan Lyles had a strong start and the Houston bull pen turned in three hitless innings Wednesday to bring the Astros a 3-1 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Oakland 2, Kansas City 1

OAKLAND, Calif., May 18 (UPI) -- Home runs by Josh Donaldson in the seventh and Adam Rosales in the eighth rallied Oakland Friday to a 2-1 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 11 (UPI) -- Andy Pettitte pitched seven solid innings and Vernon Wells socked a go-ahead homer Saturday in the New York Yankees' 3-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 2, Kansas City 1 (11 innings)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 6 (UPI) -- Jordan Danks hit an 11th-inning home run Monday that gave the Chicago White Sox a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Kansas City 8, Tampa Bay 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 30 (UPI) -- Mike Moustakas hit his first home run of the season and drove in three runs Tuesday in Kansas City's 8-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Kansas City 8, Detroit 3 (10 innings)

DETROIT, April 25 (UPI) -- Alex Gordon hit a grand slam in Kansas City's five-run 10th inning Thursday, driving the Royals to an 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers.
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Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher James Shields pitches in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles on May 9, 2007 at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Shields pitched 9 innings without giving up a run as the Orioles defeated the Devil Rays 1-0 in ten innings on a walk-off home run by designated hitter Aubrey Huff. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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James Shields (May 10, 1810 – June 1, 1879) was an American politician and United States Army officer who was born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland. Shields, a Democrat, is the only person in United States history to serve as a U.S. Senator for three different states. Shields was a senator from Illinois 1849 to 1855, in the 31st, 32nd, and 33rd congresses, from Minnesota from May 11, 1858 to March 4, 1859, in the 35th congress, and from Missouri from January 27, 1879 to March 4, 1879, in the 45th congress.

A descendant of the Ó Siadhail clan, Shields was the nephew of another James Shields, also born in Ireland, who was a Congressman from Ohio. The younger Shields immigrated to the United States around 1826 and settled in Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Illinois where he studied and later practiced law. He served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, beginning to serve in 1836, and then as an Illinois Supreme Court justice and in 1839 as the state auditor. (He was elected when not yet a citizen; Illinois then required only that a legislator have been resident in the state for six months.)

Shields nearly fought a duel with Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1842. Lincoln had published an inflammatory letter in a Springfield, Illinois, newspaper, the Sagamon Journal that poked fun at Shields, the State Auditor. Lincoln's future wife and her close friend, continued writing letters about Shields without his knowledge. Taking offense to the articles, Shields demanded "satisfaction" and the incident escalated to the two parties meeting on a Missouri island called Sunflower Island, near Alton, Illinois to participate in a duel. Lincoln took responsibility for the articles and accepted the duel. Just prior to engaging in combat, Lincoln made it a point to demonstrate his advantage by easily cutting a branch just above Shields' head, the two participants' seconds intervened and were able to convince the two men to cease hostilities, on the grounds that Lincoln had not written the letters.

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