Royals pitcher James Shields struck out 10 and allowed just one run on four hits and a walk in seven innings, as the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-1. Shields picked up his 100th career win.
“I’m really excited I got my 100th win today,” Shields said. “I’m just proud of my season this year. A hundred wins in the big leagues is a pretty special moment.”
Royals third baseman Jamey Carroll, picked up his 1,000th hit of his major league career with a double in the fourth inning. Billy Butler led the Royals with three hits and two RBIs, while Emilio Bonifacio drove in two runs with two hits.
The Royals’ 85th win is their most since 1989 when they were 92-70. The Royals have won 21 of their last 31 games.