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NEW YORK -- James Shields caught a break, thanks to Lorenzo Cain and a fleet of Kansas City fielders. Shields escaped early trouble when Cain ran down a deep drive with the bases loaded, Billy Butler and David Lough backed their ace with home runs and the Royals handed the New York Yankees their third straight loss, 3-1 Tuesday night. Cain contributed four nifty catches, and Shields appreciated each gem by the speedy centre fielder. "He seemed like he ran a little more than he usually does," Shields said. "I told him maybe Ill pay for a massage." Said Cain: "Sounds good to me." Defensive replacement Elliot Johnson ranged a long way for a late grounder and Kansas City backed Shields (4-6) with a pair of double plays. Fittingly, the game ended on a fine, twisting grab by another defensive sub, third baseman Mike Moustakas. Beset by a lack of run support, Shields had won just once in his previous 12 starts, and came in with a losing record despite a 3.23 ERA and ranking among the AL leaders in several pitching categories. Shields gave up five hits -- including three consecutive singles to start the game, and four in the first overall -- in seven innings. He struck out five, walked two and retired his final 13 batters. "Forget the record. The record has nothing to do with how hes pitched," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Hes been as good as you would hope a No. 1 starter can be." Shields improved to 8-15 against the Yankees after overcoming a rocky start. Brett Gardner led off with a bunt single and Ichiro Suzuki and Robinson Cano also singled for a run. New York loaded the bases with one out, but Shields fanned Lyle Overbay and wiggled out of trouble when Cain ran down Eduardo Nunezs fly far into the right-centre field alley. If that ball eluded him, Cain agreed, "the game is out of control." CC Sabathia (9-7) gave up seven hits in his second complete game. Once again, the Yankees had trouble scoring. Theyve managed exactly one run in each of their last three games -- not since 2005 had they scored one run or fewer in three straight, STATS said. "Any time you put four hits in an inning, you think youll get more than one run," manager Joe Girardi said. As for Sabathia and the Yankees staff, "I think they are pitching pretty good. Theyre throwing pretty good ballgames. Were just not scoring runs for them," Girardi said. The hitting slump left the Yankees with a three-game home losing streak for the first time since they dropped four in a row in late July 2012. Lough led off the sixth inning with a tying home run and Butler opened the seventh with a go-ahead shot. Butler hit 29 homers last year and was an All-Star, but has slumped this season -- he came into this series with six homers before connecting in the first two games. "Got one yesterday, got one today," Butler said. Greg Holland worked the ninth for his 22nd save, and second in two nights. The Royals are trying to win a series at Yankee Stadium for only the second time since the beginning of the 2000 season. Thanks to Shields and the bullpen, theyre 2-0 in this four-game set. Shields didnt give up a hit after the second inning, sometimes pitching in rain and even hail. "It was nice to settle down," he said. Sabathia allowed only one hit until Lough homered. Butlers shot was the 20th homer yielded by Sabathia this season, second-most in the majors to the 21 off Kansas Citys Jeremy Guthrie. Doubles by Alcides Escobar and Eric Hosmer gave Kansas City an insurance run in the ninth. NOTES: Gardners streak of striking out ended at a team-record 16 games. He snapped an 0-for-16 rut with his bunt hit. ... Girardi said he hasnt ruled out rehabbing SS Derek Jeter from returning from the minors this weekend. ... Royals RHP Wade Davis (4-7, 5.42 ERA) starts Wednesday night vs. Yankees RHP Ivan Nova (3-2, 4.09). ... Canos 32 hits off Shields are the third-most in the majors among an active hitter and pitcher, STATS said. Michael Cuddyer has 35 against Mark Buehrle, while Michael Young has 33 off John Lackey. If Manny Ramirez makes it back to the majors, his 36 off Andy Pettitte move to the top of the list. ... Sabathia pitched his 37th career complete game. Nike Air Max 270 Nz Womens . The showiest items on Calgarys lot were forwards Mike Cammalleri and Lee Stempniak. Both will be unrestricted free agents this summer. Nike Air Max NZ Sale . The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defence all the way into the NCAA record book. http://www.airmaxnzwholeale.com/cheap-air-max-90-nz/max-90-womens.html . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51. 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Cincinnati (73-55) improved to a season-high 18 games over .500 and increased its lead over Arizona to seven games in the race for the National Leagues second wild-card playoff spot. Choo singled to lead off the eighth against reliever Eury De La Rosa (0-1) and moved to second when De La Rosas pickoff attempt rolled away from first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. Todd Frazier sacrificed Choo to third, and Choo scored when ball four to Joey Votto was a wild pitch. Mat Latos (13-4) went eight innings and earned the win, despite getting sick before he took the mound. In his previous three starts, Latos had received only five runs of offensive support. Baker was forced to use his closer Aroldis Chapman for two innings Wednesday night, making him unavailable Thursday. So LeCure was given the chance to earn his first major league save. "Sam is our utility guy," Baker said. "He can go long or short. He has a lot of guts." Latos made the most of two runs on Thursday, allowing just one run and five hits to Arizona. Latos struck out seven, didnt walk anyone, and hit one batter with a pitch. "I was sick right before the first inning," said Latos, who couldnt even keep water down. "I was sick again in the fifth inning. Its gone now but I didnt have anything left in the tank." Latos managed to save the bullpen. "Latos gave us what we wanted," Baker said. "A security guard told me he was vomiting underneath the stands." Arizona starter Trevor Cahill, in his second start since coming off the disabled list, allowed four hits and one run. He walked three, struck out seven and threw three wild pitches -- all in the third inning.dddddddddddd "He struggled that inning," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "They scored two runs on four wild pitches and an error. Its very frustrating, disappointing." Cahill allowed two hits but still faced the minimum 12 batters over his final four innings, with help from a caught stealing and a double-play ball. In the third, the Reds put runners on second and third with one out. Brandon Phillips cashed in the opportunity with a run-scoring groundout for a 1-0 lead. Cahill entered the game with 11 wild pitches this season, and now has a major league-high 14. The Diamondbacks took a more conventional route in getting even 1-1 in fourth. Adam Eaton and Goldschmidt led off with singles, Arizonas first hits off of Latos. Martin Prado hit into a double play, but Aaron Hill rapped a sharp one-hopper that third baseman Frazier couldnt handle. Hill was credited with a run-scoring infield hit. LeCure told himself he needed three outs like any other inning. "I didnt want to even let myself think of being the closer. I knew there was a possibility," LeCure said. "Chapman is our closer but I did tell him to watch out." Baker selected LeCure because he is fearless. "He doesnt have the best stuff, but hes not afraid," Baker said. "Sam was the best man. He knows how to pitch. I knew he wouldnt get rattled if there were runners on." NOTES: Cincinnati RHP Jonathan Broxton is expected to have surgery after he was placed on the disabled list with a strained right forearm. ... The Reds moved RHP Johnny Cueto to the 60-day disabled list to open a roster spot for RHP Nick Christiani, who was called up from Triple-A Louisville. ... Arizona C Miguel Montero was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk. INF Willie Bloomquist was 2-for-3 with a run scored on Wednesday while on rehab assignments with the teams rookie-level Arizona League affiliate. ... LHP Wade Miley (9-8) is Arizonas scheduled starter in Fridays opener of a three-game series at Philadelphia. RHP Homer Bailey (8-10) is due to start at home for the Reds against Milwaukee. ' ' '

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