Playoff baseball returns to KC, as Royals host A's

James Shields was 14-8 with a 3.21 ERA during the regular season.
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - A generation of fans have never seen the Kansas City Royals play a postseason game. That'll change on Tuesday when the Royals host the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild card game at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City ended the year 89-73, just one game back of the American League Central champion Detroit Tigers. James Shields, who certainly earned his "Big Game" moniker down the stretch, as Kansas City won four of the right-hander's five starts in September. Shields also pitched to a 2.31 ERA in the final month, his second-lowest monthly mark behind the 1.60 ERA he posted in April. Shields is no stranger to the postseason, having appeared in six games for the Tampa Bay Rays and has gone 2-4 with a 4.98 ERA.  Full Story

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