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MLB: Shields makes Royals debut in win over Padres

Hart graduate pitches a hitless inning

Posted: February 28, 2013 4:01 p.m.
Updated: February 28, 2013 4:01 p.m.

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — James Shields pitched a hitless inning in his Kansas City debut, and the Royalsremained unbeaten this spring with a 5-4 win Thursday over the San Diego Padres.

Shields was acquired in a big trade with Tampa Bay during the offseason. The new ace worked the first inning, then went to the bullpen to reach his pitch count.

The Royals improved to 6-0-1.

Padres starter Jason Marquis also made his spring debut, allowing one hit in two shutout innings. He is expected to be the team's No. 3 starter.

Johnny Giavotella drove in two runs for the Royals. Alexi Amarista hit a two-run double for San Diego.

Padres closer Huston Street pitched his first inning of the spring and gave up two runs and five hits.


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