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KC hammers Sabathia
Royals 6, Indians 5
Gil Meche hurled five-plus innings, allowing four runs on eight hits. (Tony Dejak/AP)
 Brown's three-run homer
 Butler's two-run double
The Nos. 3-6 hitters in the Royals lineup produced 10 of Kansas City's 13 hits, knocking in five runs for Gil Meche, who earned his sixth win of the season on five-plus innings. Emil Brown's three-run homer off Indians lefty C.C. Sabathia in the third inning was the big blow of the night.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 14, 2007
KC
Kansas City (39-51)
Won 1
Kansas City 6, Cleveland 5   CLE
Cleveland (53-37)
Lost 1
July 14, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0   6 13 0
Cleveland
0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0   5 10 1
Standings thru 7/14/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Indians Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF5010023.281
Grudzielanek, 2B5110023.281
Teahen, RF5330010.286
Butler, DH5132000.315
  1-Gathright, PR-DH0000000.319
Brown, LF5123012.231
German, 3B4020001.284
Gordon, 1B4000023.230
Buck, C2010210.247
Pena, SS4000003.274
Totals3961352915 


1-Ran for Butler in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Butler (6, Sabathia), Teahen 2 (16, Sabathia, Sabathia), Buck (13, Sabathia).
HR: Brown (4, 3rd inning off Sabathia, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus; Grudzielanek; Teahen 5; Butler 4; Brown 5; German 2; Buck 2.
RBI: Butler 2 (16), Brown 3 (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: German; DeJesus; Grudzielanek 2; Gordon.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: DeJesus (5, 2nd base off Mastny/Martinez).
CS: Gathright (3, 2nd base by Mastny/Martinez).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5120012.282
Blake, 3B-1B5000023.271
Martinez, C5121021.323
Hafner, DH3001001.260
Peralta, SS3220110.284
Garko, 1B4122011.300
  Rouse, 3B0000000.125
Nixon, RF4011001.238
Francisco, LF4000012.313
Barfield, 2B3010120.258
Totals36510521011 

BATTING
2B: Sizemore 2 (20, Meche, Dotel), Martinez (24, Gobble).
HR: Garko (10, 6th inning off Meche, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Sizemore 4; Martinez 3; Peralta 2; Garko 5; Nixon; Barfield.
RBI: Nixon (27), Martinez (71), Garko 2 (33), Hafner (58).
2-out RBI: Nixon; Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francisco; Sizemore; Martinez.
SF: Hafner.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Barfield (10, 2nd base off Greinke/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Blake (9, throw).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (W, 6-6)5.08441513.69
Greinke (H, 6)1.10001204.65
Gobble (H, 7)0.11110002.93
Soria (H, 8)1.10000202.11
Dotel (S, 9)1.01000103.32
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (L, 12-4)7.011662613.78
Mastny 2.02000304.38

Meche pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Gobble.
Pitches-strikes: Meche 100-68, Greinke 19-9, Gobble 6-3, Soria 19-12, Dotel 19-13, Sabathia 113-72, Mastny 34-24.
Ground outs-fly outs: Meche 4-6, Greinke 1-1, Gobble 0-1, Soria 0-2, Dotel 0-2, Sabathia 5-9, Mastny 1-1.
Batters faced: Meche 24, Greinke 5, Gobble 2, Soria 4, Dotel 4, Sabathia 34, Mastny 7.
EjectionsCleveland Indians first baseman Ryan Garko ejected by HP umpire Mark Carlson. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Larry Young. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 83 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 18 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:12.
Att: 31,599.

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