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Royals revel as spoilers
Royals 2, Indians 1
Zack Greinke delivers a pitch during his start against the Indians. (Ed Zurga/AP)
 Soria gets the save
Zack Greinke pitched three impressive innings in a spot start for the Royals. Equally impressive was Kansas City's bullpen, which allowed just one run in six innings, as left-hander John Bale picked up his first win. Esteban German and Emil Brown each picked up an RBI in the win.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (70-57)
Lost 1
Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1   KC
Kansas City (57-70)
Won 2
August 24, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 X   2 5 0
Standings thru 8/24/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Royals Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, LF2000111.296
Blake, 3B4000013.260
Sizemore, CF2100221.275
Martinez, C4010002.300
Hafner, DH4010022.252
  1-Barfield, PR-DH0000000.243
Garko, 1B4011003.306
Peralta, SS4010024.274
Gutierrez, RF3000011.270
Cabrera, 2B3020000.324
Totals301613917 


1-Ran for Hafner in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Cabrera (1, Riske).
TB: Martinez; Hafner; Garko; Peralta; Cabrera 4.
RBI: Garko (47).
2-out RBI: Garko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake 2; Peralta.
S: Lofton.
GIDP: Gutierrez.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lofton (6, 2nd base by Greinke/Buck).

FIELDING
PB: Martinez (5).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
German, 3B2001000.269
  Gload, 1B1000000.300
DeJesus, CF4010010.274
Grudzielanek, 2B2110211.305
Butler, DH4020011.302
Brown, RF4011003.236
Gordon, 1B-3B3000012.244
Buck, C3000012.228
Pena, SS2100011.263
Gathright, LF2000000.353
Totals272522610 

BATTING
2B: Butler (15, Sabathia), DeJesus (27, Sabathia).
TB: DeJesus 2; Grudzielanek; Butler 3; Brown.
RBI: Brown (51), German (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; Grudzielanek; Brown.
S: Gathright.
SF: German.
Team LOB: 6.

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

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (L, 14-7)8.05222603.38
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke 3.01001204.25
Bale (W, 1-1)3.02000504.03
Gobble (H, 12)0.20111003.48
Peralta (H, 3)0.11000103.89
Riske (H, 14)1.01000102.48
Soria (S, 14)1.01001002.44

HBP: Pena (by Sabathia).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 119-72, Greinke 48-31, Bale 48-33, Gobble 18-9, Peralta 5-4, Riske 15-12, Soria 18-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sabathia 11-7, Greinke 3-3, Bale 2-2, Gobble 1-1, Peralta 0-0, Riske 1-1, Soria 1-2.
Batters faced: Sabathia 32, Greinke 9, Bale 11, Gobble 3, Peralta 2, Riske 4, Soria 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Peralta 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:46.
Att: 25,640.

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