James Shields, Royals
Retired 20 of the first 24 batters he faced, and didn't allow a run until he'd been staked to five-run lead.
BY THE NUMBERS
3 Victories in Target Field this season, in three starts, by Shields
118 Pitches thrown by Kevin Correia, most by a Twin since Carl Pavano threw 118 on Sept. 2, 2011
7 Royals victories, in the past eight games vs. Twins
Andrew Albers faces the Royals for the first time since his no-run debut against them last month.