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Monday, March 31, 2008:
Royals 5, Tigers 4
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF1000000.000
a-Gathright, PH-CF4000102.000
Grudzielanek, 2B4131000.750
1-German, E, PR-2B1000012.000
Gordon, A, 3B5112025.200
Guillen, J, RF5000023.000
Butler, B, DH5010001.200
Teahen, LF3110202.333
Gload, 1B4110001.250
Buck, C5121020.400
Pena, T, SS5011032.200
Totals42510531018.238
a-Grounded out for DeJesus in the 3rd.
1-Ran for Grudzielanek in the 10th.
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Renteria, SS5011131.200
Polanco, 2B6000006.000
Sheffield, DH1001410.000
Ordonez, RF5020005.400
Cabrera, M, 3B5111023.200
Guillen, 1B5231000.600
Rodriguez, I, C5110021.200
Jones, Jac, LF4000022.000
Thomas, C, LF10100001.000
Inge, CF3010110.333
Totals40410461118.250
BATTING
3B: Teahen (1, Lopez, A).
HR: Gordon, A (1, 6th inning off Verlander, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Teahen 3; Butler, B; Grudzielanek 3; Gordon, A 4; Pena, T; Gload; Buck 2.
RBI: Gordon, A 2 (2), Buck (1), Grudzielanek (1), Pena, T (1).
2-out RBI: Grudzielanek; Pena, T.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen, J; Teahen; Gordon, A; Gload; Butler, B; German, E.
SAC: Gload.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Grudzielanek (1, 2nd base off Verlander/Rodriguez, I), German, E (1, 2nd base off Bautista/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Guillen, J (Ordonez at home).
DP: (Pena, T-Grudzielanek-Gload).

BATTING
2B: Guillen (1, Meche), Ordonez (1, Meche), Inge (1, Meche), Thomas, C (1, Soria).
HR: Cabrera, M (1, 5th inning off Meche, 0 on, 0 out), Guillen (1, 8th inning off Tomko, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Inge 2; Cabrera, M 4; Guillen 7; Rodriguez, I; Thomas, C 2; Renteria; Ordonez 3.
RBI: Renteria (1), Sheffield (1), Cabrera, M (1), Guillen (1).
2-out RBI: Renteria; Sheffield.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, M; Polanco 2; Ordonez 2.
SAC: Inge.
GIDP: Ordonez.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Cabrera, M (1, throw).
PB: Rodriguez, I (1).
Outfield assists: Inge (Teahen at home).

Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche6.08334514.50
Tomko(BS, 1)2.01111214.50
Oviedo(W, 1-0)2.00001300.00
Soria(S, 1)1.01000100.00
Totals11.0104461123.27
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander6.04441616.00
Grilli(BS, 1)0.11000000.00
Seay0.10000000.00
Lopez, A1.12000000.00
Jones, T1.00000100.00
Bautista(L, 0-1)2.03112304.50
Totals11.0105531014.09
Verlander pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Grudzielanek (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 99-64, Tomko 32-19, Oviedo 26-16, Soria 15-10, Verlander 97-60, Grilli 8-7, Seay 4-3, Lopez, A 11-9, Jones, T 15-10, Bautista 38-25.
Groundouts-flyouts: Meche 4-6, Tomko 3-0, Oviedo 0-1, Soria 2-0, Verlander 7-4, Grilli 1-0, Seay 0-0, Lopez, A 1-2, Jones, T 1-1, Bautista 1-0.
Batters faced: Meche 29, Tomko 7, Oviedo 7, Soria 4, Verlander 25, Grilli 2, Seay 1, Lopez, A 6, Jones, T 3, Bautista 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 2-1, Seay 2-0, Lopez, A 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 51 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:37.
Att: 44,934.
Venue: Comerica Park.
March 31, 2008
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media