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DeJesus does it
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Royals 5, Mariners 4
Mark Grudzielanek runs to first after the 2,000th hit of his career.  (Charlie Riedel/AP)
David DeJesus hit a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off Mariners closer Brandon Morrow to give the Royals a thrilling victory. Mark Grudzielanek reached the 2,000-hit mark with two hits, including an RBI single in the first inning.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (36-58)
Lost 3
Kansas City 5, Seattle 4   KC
Kansas City (43-52)
Won 3
July 12, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0   4 10 1
Kansas City
2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   5 9 0
Standings thru 7/12/08  |  Recap: SEA | KC  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Royals stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF3120101.305
Lopez, 2B4010002.299
Ibanez, LF4112003.273
Vidro, 1B4110001.215
  Cairo, 1B0000000.216
Beltre, 3B4110000.259
Reed, CF4022000.268
Johjima, C4000001.212
Hulett, DH3010011.333
  a-Bloomquist, PH-DH1000000.259
Betancourt, SS4010001.269
Totals3541041110 

a-Grounded out for Hulett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Reed (5, Meche).
HR: Ibanez (11, 6th inning off Meche, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Suzuki 2; Lopez; Ibanez 4; Vidro; Beltre; Reed 3; Hulett; Betancourt.
RBI: Ibanez 2 (55), Reed 2 (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ibanez.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Vidro (1, throw).
DP: (Beltre-Lopez-Vidro).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF5222010.307
Aviles, M, SS3010100.297
Teahen, RF4101004.249
Guillen, DH4010004.273
Grudzielanek, 2B4021011.313
Gordon, 3B4011022.250
Buck, C4010013.251
Gload, 1B4000001.276
German, LF3110010.217
  a-Butler, PH0000100.253
  1-Gathright, PR0100000.251
Totals355952615 

a-Walked for German in the 9th.
1-Ran for Butler in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: DeJesus (10, 9th inning off Morrow, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 5; Aviles, M; Guillen; Grudzielanek 2; Gordon; Buck; German.
RBI: Grudzielanek (20), Gordon (45), Teahen (33), DeJesus 2 (51).
2-out RBI: Grudzielanek; Gordon; DeJesus 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; Guillen.
GIDP: Buck.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Teahen (Betancourt at 1st base).
DP: (Teahen-Gload).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Washburn 6.07311104.83
Green (H, 13)1.21000302.81
Rhodes (H, 10)0.10000103.12
Morrow (BS, 2)(L, 1-2)0.21221111.80
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche 6.210441114.71
Ramirez, H (W, 1-0)2.10000001.50

Pitches-strikes: Washburn 111-70, Green 24-16, Rhodes 5-4, Morrow 12-7, Meche 98-66, Ramirez, H 21-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Washburn 9-8, Green 1-1, Rhodes 0-0, Morrow 1-0, Meche 6-11, Ramirez, H 7-0.
Batters faced: Washburn 26, Green 6, Rhodes 1, Morrow 4, Meche 29, Ramirez, H 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Rhodes 1-0, Ramirez, H 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Todd Tichenor. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:31.
Att: 23,792.

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