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Meche a winner in debut
Royals 7, Red Sox 1
Mark Grudzielanek drove in two with a double in the fourth inning Monday. (Dick Whipple/AP)
The Royals invested a lot in Gil Meche, and the right-hander delivered on Opening Day, allowing just one run and six hits in 7 1/3 innings for the win. Mark Grudzielanek paced the offense with three hits and three RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 02, 2007
BOS
Boston (0-1)
Lost 1
Kansas City 7, Boston 1   KC
Kansas City (1-0)
Won 1
April 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 8 0
Kansas City
1 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 X   7 12 0
Standings thru 4/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Royals Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4010030.250
Youkilis, 1B4120012.500
Ortiz, DH3011012.333
Ramirez, LF4000012.000
Drew, RF2010100.500
  a-Pena, W, PH1000010.000
Lowell, 3B4010013.250
Varitek, C4000012.000
Crisp, CF3000010.000
Pedroia, 2B3020000.667
Totals3218111011 

a-Struck out for Drew in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (1, Meche), Lowell (1, Peralta).
TB: Lugo; Youkilis 2; Ortiz 2; Drew; Lowell 2; Pedroia 2.
RBI: Ortiz (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Ortiz; Varitek.
GIDP: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Lugo-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF5000014.000
Grudzielanek, 2B5233001.600
Teahen, RF4021021.500
Sweeney, DH4020011.500
Gordon, A, 3B3000024.000
Shealy, 1B3001112.000
Gload, LF4110003.250
Buck, C4221001.500
Pena, T, SS3221110.667
Totals3571272817 

BATTING
2B: Buck (1, Schilling), Grudzielanek (1, Schilling).
3B: Pena, T 2 (2, Schilling, Pineiro).
HR: Buck (1, 6th inning off Okajima, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Grudzielanek 4; Teahen 2; Sweeney 2; Gload; Buck 6; Pena, T 6.
RBI: Shealy (1), Grudzielanek 3 (3), Teahen (1), Buck (1), Pena, T (1).
2-out RBI: Shealy; Grudzielanek 3; Teahen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gload 2; Shealy; Grudzielanek.
GIDP: Shealy.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gload (Pedroia at 2nd base).
DP: (Pena, T-Grudzielanek-Shealy).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling (L, 0-1)4.085525011.25
Lopez, J.A. 1.00000000.00
Okajima 1.22110215.40
Donnelly 0.10000100.00
Pineiro 0.121100027.00
Romero 0.20000000.00
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (W, 1-0)7.16111601.23
Peralta 1.22000400.00

HBP: Gordon, A (by Lopez, J.A.), Ortiz (by Meche).
Pitches-strikes: Schilling 89-55, Lopez, J.A. 7-5, Okajima 26-18, Donnelly 4-3, Pineiro 12-9, Romero 8-5, Meche 103-62, Peralta 34-22.
Ground outs-fly outs: Schilling 3-4, Lopez, J.A. 3-0, Okajima 2-1, Donnelly 0-0, Pineiro 0-1, Romero 1-1, Meche 10-4, Peralta 0-1.
Batters faced: Schilling 22, Lopez, J.A. 3, Okajima 7, Donnelly 1, Pineiro 3, Romero 2, Meche 27, Peralta 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Donnelly 1-0, Romero 1-0, Peralta 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 18 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 41,257.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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