Shields led the Royals in wins and innings -- going 4-1 in six starts (40 1/3 innings). His four wins matched seven other pitchers for second in the AL. Shields also tied for the club lead with 28 strikeouts. The ace right-hander had four starts of seven innings or more, including a 3-0 victory on Aug. 16 against Detroit with seven scoreless innings.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.