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No good start goes unpunished in KC

Gil Meche pitched eight strong frames in Arlington. But the right-hander, like other Royals pitchers, had to settle for the loss as he gave up three runs and the KC offense could only find two for its starter.


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DeJesus, RF-LF5121001.264
Podsednik, LF-CF4010110.325
Butler, B, DH3120102.341
Ka'aihue, 1B3000014.250
a-Guillen, J, PH-RF1000001.273
Callaspo, 3B4020002.303
Kendall, C4010003.290
Maier, CF-1B3011102.236
Betancourt, Y, SS4000005.283
Getz, 2B3000021.192
b-Aviles, PH1010000.350
a-Grounded out for Ka'aihue in the 7th. b-Singled for Getz in the 9th.
Andrus, SS2111200.297
Young, M, 3B3100102.268
Hamilton, LF4011010.287
Guerrero, DH3010102.348
Kinsler, 2B3021100.343
Murphy, Dv, RF4010015.197
Smoak, 1B2100101.192
Treanor, C2000101.200
Borbon, CF3000013.194
2B: Callaspo (6, Harden).
HR: DeJesus (4, 5th inning off Harden, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus 5; Podsednik; Aviles; Butler, B 2; Kendall; Callaspo 3; Maier.
RBI: Maier (8), DeJesus (12).
2-out RBI: Maier.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt, Y 2; Callaspo; Getz; Guillen, J.
GIDP: Butler, B, DeJesus.
Team RISP: 1-for-13.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Kendall (2, 2nd base off Nippert/Treanor).

Outfield assists: Maier (Guerrero at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Betancourt, Y-Getz-Ka'aihue, Betancourt, Y-Ka'aihue).

TB: Hamilton; Andrus; Kinsler 2; Guerrero; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Hamilton (18), Andrus (10), Kinsler (2).
2-out RBI: Andrus; Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dv 3; Young, M.
GIDP: Borbon, Murphy, Dv.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Andrus 2 (13, 2nd base off Meche/Kendall, 2nd base off Meche/Kendall), Guerrero (4, 2nd base off Meche/Kendall), Smoak (1, 2nd base off Meche/Kendall).
CS: Andrus (5, 2nd base by Meche/Kendall).

DP: 2 (Young, M-Kinsler-Smoak, Andrus-Kinsler-Smoak).

Meche(L, 0-4)8.06337308.24
Oliver, D1.02000002.40
Ray(W, 1-0)1.00001002.63
Feliz(S, 8)1.01000004.02
Game Scores: Meche , Harden .
Pitches-strikes: Meche 128-73, Harden 95-58, Nippert 20-12, Oliver, D 9-8, Ray 18-11, Feliz 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Meche 10-3, Harden 3-5, Nippert 1-0, Oliver, D 2-0, Ray 1-1, Feliz 1-1.
Batters faced: Meche 33, Harden 23, Nippert 4, Oliver, D 4, Ray 4, Feliz 3.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:43.
Att: 36,349.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
May 8, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media