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Kansas City at Detroit

Kansas City at Detroit

Alex Gonzalez won it with a run-scoring single in the ninth as the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day.
Reds defeat Royals in Game Two

Reds defeat Royals in Game Two

Neftali Soto hit a three-run homer and Kristopher Negron added a two-run shot as the Cincinnati Reds took a 9-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 1

CHICAGO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Billy Butler and Emilio Bonifacio drove in two runs each Friday in sending Kansas City to a 6-1 decision over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Cleveland 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- James Shields struck out 10 Indians over six effective innings Monday and the Kansas City Royals bounced playoff-contending Cleveland 7-1.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2

CLEVELAND, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- James Shields allowed four hits in an eight-plus-inning effort Wednesday in pitching the Kansas City Royals to a 6-2 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Detroit 16, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Omar Infante had five of Detroit's overwhelming 26 hits Friday and drove in six runs to send the Tigers coasting past Kansas City 16-2.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Toronto 0

TORONTO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- James Shields baffled the Blue Jays over seven shutout innings and Eric Hosmer got three RBI Sunday in Kansas City's 5-0 defeat of Toronto.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- James Shields controlled Minnesota on run one over 7 1/3 innings Tuesday and Alex Gordon keyed a late uprising that carried Kansas City over the Twins 6-1.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Detroit 0 (2nd game)

DETROIT, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- James Shields threw seven shutout innings Friday in helping Kansas City finish off a doubleheader sweep with a 3-0 win over Detroit.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Boston 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Alex Gordon had three hits and drove in two runs Sunday to bring Kansas City its 16th win in 19 games, 4-3 over Boston.

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.
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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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