Last night the Royals showed how explosive their bats could be. They also showed what adding a front line pitcher can do for a team. James Shields kept his composure after some early runs and provided 7 high quality innings. So many times trades do not live up to what they did for their previous team. That is not the case with Shields. In the 6th inning the Royals offense took advantage of mistakes and were alert on the base paths. Mike Moustakas came up big with a two run homer that chased the Rays starter Alex Cobb. The Royals are continuing their very solid play. With a solid bullpen to go with the hot bats and starting pitching, they are getting in to a good routine.