Royals 5, Blue Jays 0
TORONTO — Former Ray James Shields pitched seven three-hit innings to win his fourth straight decision, Eric Hosmer drove in two runs and the Royals avoided a three-game sweep. Shields improved to 4-0 with a 1.53 ERA in his past five starts. The right-hander matched a season high with nine strikeouts. Hosmer had two hits for his 51st multihit game of the season, tying him with five others for the major-league lead.