The Royals are receiving early returns on their $55 million investment. Gil Meche, signed in the offseason to be Kansas City's ace, tossed six scoreless innings before having to leave with a mildly strained hamstring Thursday night. And the Royals ended up losing for the fifth time in six games.
After struggling mightily at the plate in an extra-inning loss to Detroit the previous day, the O's didn't hit much better in another extra-inning affair Thursday. But Jay Gibbons' RBI single in the 10th lifted Baltimore past KC, and at least momentarily made the O's forget about their offensive woes.
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