Hosmer leads Royals in shutout over Padres

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer is congratulated at the dugout after scoring in the Royals three run first inning against the San Diego Padres during a baseball game Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer is congratulated at the dugout after scoring in the Royals three run first inning against the San Diego Padres during a baseball game Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) – James Shields scattered seven hits over seven innings, Eric Hosmer drove in a season-high four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Diego Padres 8-0 Wednesday.

The Royals scored three times in the first and that was plenty for Shields (4-3). He struck out four, walked two and threw 118 pitches.

Two relievers finished for the Royals. The Padres were shut out for a major league-high sixth time this season. San Diego has lost six of eight overall.

Andrew Cashner (2-5) lasted a season-low four innings.

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