Shields pitched six innings Thursday, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks in the win over Cleveland. He struck out one and gave up two home runs in the no-decision. Despite allowing just two runs, it definitely wasn't a great start for Shields, allowing two homers for the third straight outing. On the bright side, he did avoid what would have been his 17th loss on the season. He'll carry a 4.48 ERA into a rematch with Cleveland on Tuesday.
Shields (7-16) allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five over six innings Friday, securing the victory against the Orioles. Shields gave up two solo home runs on the day, both to Trey Mancini, but he exited the ballgame with a 7-2 lead. Shields managed to bounce back from a rough start his last time out, in which he surrendered six runs and took the loss Saturday versus the Angels. He'll carry a 4.53 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 147 strikeouts into his next outing Thursday against Cleveland.
Shields (6-15) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out six as he secured the win Sunday against Boston. Shields turned in a stellar performance against a tough Boston starting nine, as he recorded a quality start and threw 57 of 93 pitches for strikes. The 36-year old has looked sharp over his previous two outings, allowing just two runs across 11.2 frames while punching out nine. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next assignment Saturday against the Angels.
Shields allowed two runs on four hits and four walks across 5.2 innings during Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Yankees. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision. Shields exited the game in line for the win with a 4-2 lead, but the White Sox bullpen collapsed over the final two innings. The 36-year-old has a 4.54 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 176.1 innings, and next has a tough matchup against the Red Sox on Sunday.
Shields (5-15) pitched 6.2 innings Thursday, yielding seven runs on 10 hits and a walk in the 7-2 loss to Detroit. He struck out five and allowed three home runs while taking the loss. Shields held the Tigers off the board in the first three innings before things unfolded. He was taken deep for three solo shots in the sixth inning and was eventually lifted in the seventh after a two-run double by Jim Adduci. The ugly outing bumps his season ERA to 4.59 in 170.2 innings. Shields will have a tough matchup against the Yankees on Tuesday in New York.