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Royals' win streak ends
Twins 3, Royals 1
Mark Grudzielanek hits an RBI single in the fourth inning on Monday night. (Jim Mone/AP)
 Grudzielanek drives in a run
Right-hander Gil Meche only gave up two runs over seven solid innings, but the Royals fell to the Twins in the series opener at the Metrodome, ending their four-game winning streak. Meche struck out six and walked one. After David DeJesus doubled, second baseman Mark Grudzielanek drove him in with a single in the fourth inning.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (47-58)
Lost 1
Minnesota 3, Kansas City 1   MIN
Minnesota (54-51)
Won 3
July 30, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 2 0
Minnesota
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X   3 9 0
Standings thru 7/30/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Twins Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF4110010.281
Grudzielanek, 2B3011000.305
Teahen, RF3000021.283
Butler, DH3000011.305
Gload, 1B3000000.288
Gordon, 3B3000020.243
Brown, LF3000000.232
Buck, C2000010.241
  a-Smith, PH1000000.206
Pena, SS3000000.284
Totals28121072 

a-Flied out for Buck in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: DeJesus (24, Baker).
TB: DeJesus 2; Grudzielanek.
RBI: Grudzielanek (36).

BASERUNNING
SB: Grudzielanek (1, 2nd base off Baker/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pena-Grudzielanek-Gload, Gordon-Gload).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tyner, RF4230000.291
Bartlett, SS4110012.257
Mauer, C4023000.303
Morneau, 1B3020111.300
Hunter, CF3000114.288
Kubel, LF4000035.241
White, DH3000011.138
Buscher, 3B3010000.273
  Rodriguez, 3B0000000.190
Punto, 2B3000011.211
Totals313932814 

BATTING
2B: Mauer (19, Meche), Tyner (10, Gobble).
3B: Tyner (1, Meche).
TB: Tyner 6; Bartlett; Mauer 3; Morneau 2; Buscher.
RBI: Mauer 3 (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel 2; Bartlett.
GIDP: Hunter; Punto.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Punto-Bartlett).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (L, 7-8)7.07221603.70
Gobble 1.02111203.25
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Baker (W, 5-4)8.02110704.88
Nathan (S, 23)1.00000001.88

WP: Gobble.
IBB: Hunter (by Gobble).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 98-65, Gobble 25-15, Baker 99-71, Nathan 9-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Meche 12-3, Gobble 0-1, Baker 4-13, Nathan 1-2.
Batters faced: Meche 27, Gobble 6, Baker 25, Nathan 3.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:18.
Att: 23,628.

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