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KC all Meche'd up
Orioles 2, Royals 1
Gil Meche lowered his season ERA to 3.10 after tossing six scoreless innings Thursday. (AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 12, 2007
SEA
BOS
PPD
KC
Kansas City (3-7)
Lost 2
Baltimore 2, Kansas City 1   BAL
Baltimore (4-6)
Won 1
April 12, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   2 12 1
Standings thru 4/12/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Orioles Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF4000013.341
Grudzielanek, 2B4011002.219
Teahen, RF4000002.167
Sweeney, DH4000001.167
Gload, 1B3020100.316
Gordon, 3B4000023.091
German, LF4000011.368
Buck, C3120000.353
  1-Brown, PR0000000.148
  LaRue, C1000000.167
Pena, SS4010001.243
Totals351611413 


1-Ran for Buck in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Buck (2, Trachsel).
TB: Grudzielanek; Gload 2; Buck 3; Pena.
RBI: Grudzielanek (7).
2-out RBI: Grudzielanek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: German; Grudzielanek.
GIDP: Sweeney.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gordon (1, 2nd base by Trachsel/Bako).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: German (Gibbons at home).
DP: 3 (Gordon-Gload, Pena-Grudzielanek-Gload, Pena-Gload).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5020001.171
Mora, 3B2000112.233
Markakis, RF3110112.250
Tejada, SS3020201.282
Huff, 1B5000039.220
Gibbons, LF5031002.257
Millar, DH4110012.226
Patterson, CF4010001.250
Bako, C4021001.174
Totals3521224621 

BATTING
2B: Millar (3, Gobble), Bako (1, Gobble), Roberts (2, Standridge).
TB: Roberts 3; Markakis; Tejada 2; Gibbons 3; Millar 2; Patterson; Bako 3.
RBI: Bako (4), Gibbons (5).
2-out RBI: Bako; Gibbons.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Huff 2; Markakis; Roberts; Gibbons.
S: Markakis; Mora.
GIDP: Mora; Millar; Bako.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Tejada (4, fielding).
DP: (Tejada-Roberts-Huff).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche 6.07001503.10
Gobble (BS, 1)0.23110002.70
Peralta 1.10001003.86
Soria 1.00000100.00
Standridge (L, 0-1)0.221120013.50
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Trachsel 7.03111102.63
Bradford 0.12000002.70
Walker 0.10000101.80
Baez 1.11000105.79
Ray (W, 1-1)1.00000106.35

Balk: Trachsel.
IBB: Tejada (by Peralta), Markakis (by Standridge), Tejada (by Standridge).
HBP: Mora (by Peralta).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 91-68, Gobble 11-8, Peralta 28-13, Soria 8-6, Standridge 18-9, Trachsel 86-53, Bradford 13-10, Walker 9-6, Baez 15-10, Ray 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Meche 11-2, Gobble 0-1, Peralta 1-3, Soria 1-1, Standridge 2-0, Trachsel 9-10, Bradford 1-0, Walker 0-0, Baez 2-1, Ray 1-1.
Batters faced: Meche 23, Gobble 4, Peralta 6, Soria 3, Standridge 6, Trachsel 24, Bradford 3, Walker 1, Baez 5, Ray 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Peralta 1-0, Walker 2-0, Baez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 57 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:15.
Att: 13,229.

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