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Five-run first fuels KC
Royals 5, Tigers 0
David Riske went the final 2 1/3 innings of the shutout on Wednesday. (Ed Zurga/AP)
 German's RBI triple
 Grudzielanek's RBI single
Zack Greinke struck out the side in the first, and the Royals scored five runs in their half of the inning, to lead the team to back-to-back wins in a series at home against the Tigers for the first time since 2004. Four Royals pitchers combined for the seven-hit shutout on Wednesday night. It was the first Royals shutout since Aug. 9.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (71-62)
Lost 2
Kansas City 5, Detroit 0   KC
Kansas City (59-72)
Won 2
August 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 7 0
Kansas City
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 8/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Royals Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF3000011.290
  a-Raburn, PH-CF0000100.333
Polanco, 2B4020003.341
Thames, LF4010011.248
Ordonez, DH4000013.356
Guillen, SS4000032.302
Rodriguez, C4000010.274
Casey, 1B4020000.280
Perez, RF3020100.267
Inge, 3B3000125.239
Totals330703915 

a-Walked for Granderson in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Perez 2 (3, Greinke, Braun).
TB: Polanco 2; Thames; Casey 2; Perez 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez; Inge 3; Guillen; Polanco 2.
GIDP: Granderson.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
PB: Rodriguez (7).
DP: 3 (Rodriguez-Guillen, Inge-Polanco-Casey, Guillen-Polanco-Casey).
Pickoffs: Rodriguez (Gordon at 2nd base).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF2100101.275
German, 3B4111014.264
  Gload, 1B0000000.304
Grudzielanek, 2B4131000.312
Butler, DH3100012.291
Brown, RF4110002.242
Gordon, 1B-3B4021001.247
Pena, SS4012011.260
Gathright, LF3000032.338
LaRue, C1000200.140
Totals295853613 

BATTING
2B: Grudzielanek (28, Miner), Gordon (29, Seay).
3B: German (6, Miller).
TB: German 3; Grudzielanek 4; Brown; Gordon 3; Pena.
RBI: German (32), Grudzielanek (44), Gordon (46), Pena 2 (40).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: German 2; Gordon; Pena.
GIDP: Brown; German.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
PO: Gordon (2nd base by Rodriguez).

FIELDING
DP: (Pena-Gordon).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Miller (L, 5-5)0.25552105.63
Miner 4.02001203.29
Byrdak 1.10000103.93
Rodney 1.00000103.99
Seay 1.01000102.75
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke 4.05000504.07
Braun (W, 2-0)2.22001306.10
Gobble 0.00001003.30
Riske (S, 4)2.10001102.39

Gobble pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Balk: Greinke.
HBP: DeJesus (by Miller), Butler (by Miller).
Pitches-strikes: Miller 43-25, Miner 47-30, Byrdak 13-8, Rodney 12-8, Seay 20-13, Greinke 71-49, Braun 35-22, Gobble 4-0, Riske 31-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Miller 0-0, Miner 8-2, Byrdak 1-2, Rodney 1-1, Seay 2-0, Greinke 3-4, Braun 4-1, Gobble 0-0, Riske 2-4.
Batters faced: Miller 10, Miner 13, Byrdak 4, Rodney 3, Seay 4, Greinke 17, Braun 10, Gobble 1, Riske 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Miner 3-0, Byrdak 1-0, Gobble 2-0, Riske 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:56.
Att: 11,628.

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