Royals sweep doubleheader from Tigers

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) celebrates his two-run home run with Billy Butler (16) in the third inning during the second game of a doubleheader baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) celebrates his two-run home run with Billy Butler (16) in the third inning during the second game of a doubleheader baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) - James Shields allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and was part of a combined four-hit shutout in Kansas City’s 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night to give the Royals a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.

Kansas City won the first game 2-1 as Danny Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and pitched a combined two-hitter.

Royals pitching held the Tigers to a run and six hits for the two games.

Eric Hosmer homered in each game.

Shields (8-8) won his fourth game in his past five starts. He walked four and struck out one.

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