James Shields took the hard-luck loss after carrying a no-no into the eighth. (AP)
By Zach Schonbrun / MLB.com
James Shields, dueling Brian Bannister, put together a bid to pitch the first Rays no-hitter, but it was not to be. Shields held the Royals hitless until the eighth, when John Buck led off with a single and Tampa Bay's troubles began. KC scored twice, then added on and held on.
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.