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Shields makes Royals debut in 5-4 win over Padres

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm •  Published: February 28, 2013

"I spoke with Trevor about the it, because I'm looking for a different look," Marquis said. "Everything I throw is too close in velocity. The differential should keep hitters off guard. "You try to seek out the best for help, and Trevor's the greatest reliever of all time."

Padres closer Huston Street made his first exhibition appearances and allowed two runs and five hits, though few balls were hit hard.

Former Padres ace Tim Stauffer, pitched a scoreless inning in his first appearance since elbow surgery that forced him to miss all but one start last season.

Kansas City's Johnny Giavotella had a single and two RBIs, and San Diego's Alexi Amarista had a two-run double.

NOTES: Padres RHP Edinson Volquez is to make his last spring training start Saturday before joining the Dominican Republic for the World Baseball Classic. ... Royals SS Eliot Johnson bruised his shin in Wednesday's victory over Milwaukee and didn't play Thursday. He doesn't figure to be sidelined for an extended period.