Shields, Lester to start Wild Card game

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When the Oakland Athletics travel to take on the Kansas City Royals in Tuesday’s Wild Card game they will be facing James Shields.

Royals manager Ned Yost has confirmed that Shields will start the game. At Kaufman Stadium this season Shields had a 3.51 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 76/17 K/BB ratio over 102 2/3 innings.

The Athletics will counter with in-season acquisition Jon Lester. Overall Lester was 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA between Oakland and Boston.

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