File Photo

Royals game ends at 3:14am

It took 12 minutes to get the last six outs of a game that would have been a snappy 2 hours, 27 minutes without the rain.

Kansas City Royals' Chris Getz (17) is tagged out by Houston Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez (9) as Jose Altuve (27) watches in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Royals drop series at Houston

James Shields allowed a two-run HR in the first inning and that was enough to vault the Astros past Kansas City on Wednesday night.