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Royals handle Rockies

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 11:17 a.m. CDT

DENVER (AP) — Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help streaking Kansas City knock off Colorado, 7-4.

James Shields pitched six solid innings to get the win for the Royals, who have won 21 of 26.

Rookie Tyler Matzek (2-9) came into Tuesday with a 9.60 ERA in August, ran into trouble in the seventh. Matzek got the first two outs before allowing a pinch-hit single to Josh Willingham and walking Nori Aoki.

Adam Ottavino came on and gave up consecutive doubles to Infante and Salvador Perez to give the Royals a 4-2 lead.

The Royals scored three more runs in the eighth off Colorado’s bullpen. Infante had a two-run double with the bases loaded.

Shields (12-6) allowed two runs on nine hits and struck out six. Greg Holland threw one pitch to record his 39th save in 40 chances.


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