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Game XXIV Open Thread - The Devil Rays of Tampa Bay Versus The Royals of Kansas City

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Will the losing ever end?

A distraught girl tries to make sense of a world in which the Royals aren't in first place
A distraught girl tries to make sense of a world in which the Royals aren't in first place
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Alex Cobb

#53 / Pitcher / Tampa Bay Rays

6-2

195

R

R

Oct 07, 1987

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Alex Cobb 3-1 4 4 0 0 0 0 29.2 24 7 6 1 7 22 1.82 1.04


James Shields

#33 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals

6-4

215

R

R

Dec 20, 1981

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - James Shields 1-2 5 5 1 0 0 0 35.0 29 12 12 2 9 32 3.09 1.09

The downward spiraling Royals attempt to pull out of their freefall versus the Rays, a team that judging by the hat James Shields wears in the photo above even he wants to still be a part of. Does the fun ever start?